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Mostly a large evergreen shrub but occasionally a small tree. Branches blue-green, erect and angular. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, 3-4.5 cm long, glaucous, thickly leathery, veining obscure; apex with a sharp tip; margin entire. Flowers in axillary clusters on long stalks, small, yellow-green; lobes 3. Stamens usually 3, rarely 4. Fruit c. 10 × 15 mm, yellow becoming red when ripe, crowned with the remains of the calyx.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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