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Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves usually in whorls of 3-4, rarely opposite, ovate, ovate-elliptic, dark green, velvety when young, losing most hairs at maturity, 7-10 pairs of lateral veins prominent below; margin entire, sometimes wavy. Flowers greenish cream to pale yellow, in dense, often branched spikes, appearing before or with the new leaves. Fruit ovoid 25 × 35 mm, 4-winged, yellow green flushed with reddish brown, drying to light brown.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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