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Robust erect annual herb with unbranched stems, up to 120 cm tall, covered in yellowish-white stellate hairs, sometimes slightly woody near the base. Leaves, ovate-rhombic to broadly elliptic, up to 13 cm long, thinly covered in stellate hairs above, more densely so and whitish below; margin entire but sometimes more or less distinctly repand; petiole up to 4 cm long. Flowers in c. 6-flowered pecunculate axillary clusters. Corolla funnel-shaped, creamy or white with a dark purple centre. Capsule ovoid, hairless.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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