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Shrub or small tree. Branches finely scaly, often spine-tipped. Leaves spirally arranged, obovate to elliptic, 3-11 cm with prominent net-veining on both surfaces; margin entire. Flowers in short axillary sprays, white to cream; petals almost similar in shape and size, c. 1.5 cm long. Fruit spherical, c. 1.3 cm in diameter, fleshy, orange to black when ripe.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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