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A twining liane or scandent shrub.Young branches, leaf-rhachis, and undersides of leaves with brownish stellate hairs, turning glabrescent with age. Leaves 3-foliolate, 3-veined from the base; petiolules swollen. Flowers in sweetly scented, terminal panicles, white, with the calyx densely covered in stellate and glandular hairs. Fruits obovoid, brown-red when ripe, covered in stellate hairs. Seeds with an orange aril.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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