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Mostly climbing herbs. Leaves usually triangular and palmately veined, alternate, at least above. Flowers axillary, showy. Calyx 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped, white, pink, purple or blue; tube slightly gibbous; throat lacking a palate. Stamens 4. Capsule with 2 equal cells.

Differs from Antirrhinum in the climbing habit, the palmately-veined leaves, the lack of a palate (in most species) and the equal cells in the capsule.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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