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Small evergreen trees of mangrove swamps with root systems bearing pneumatophores. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, decussate, simple, entire. Inflorescences of contracted pedunculate cymes. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla 4-5-lobed, somewhat fleshy. Stamens 4. Ovary superior, 2-carpellate. Style 1. Fruit a capsule, 1-seeded.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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