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Shrubs or small trees with succulent stems and milky latex, bearing ternate spines at each node. Leaves alternate or spiral. Inflorescence of terminal cymes; flowers showy, pink, purple, yellow or partly white. Corolla lobes overlapping to the right. Anthers with only a short terminal appendage. Fruit of 2 carpels. Seeds with an apical coma.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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