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Perennial climber. Stems with bristly hairs, sometimes slightly woody; tendrils present. Leaves compound; leaflets with serrate margins. Flowers in many-flowered axillary heads, white with a yellowish centre, frangrant. Fruit a membranous, inflated capsule, green, drying to brown. Seeds round and black with an oblong to heart-shaped spot (hilum). It was introduced as a garden ornamental and has only recently become widely naturalised, particularly in and around Harare.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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