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Strong woody climber with main stems up to 13 cm in diameter. Leaves opposite, 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate with a distinct drip-tip, dark glossy green, hairless except for hair-tuft domatia in the axils of the main veins below. Flowers in terminal and axillary heads, white, tinged with pink on the outside, sweetly scented; corolla with 5 or sometimes 6 elliptic lobes. Fruit c. 7 mm long, glossy black, sometimes 2-lobed.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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