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Small erect annual herb, up to 9 cm tall. Stems simple or branched, often reddish. Leaves Opposite below, alternate above, up to 7 mm long. Flowers axillary at most of the nodes on pedicels 4-8 mm long. Corolla white to pale cream; lobes c. 2.5 mm long, acuminate or 3-toothed at the apex. Stamens bearded in the lower half, often with reddish granules. Fruit c. 1.5 mm in diameter, many-seeded.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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