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Parasitic twining herb with green or yellow thread-like stems up to 2 m long, often forming dense masses over vegetation. Leaves scale-like 1-2 mm long. Flowers minute greenish-white in axillary, laxly 3-10-flowerd spikes 1-6 cm long. Fruit a subglobose drupe, c. 6 × 5 mm, surrounded by the hairless receptacle, crowned by the persistent perianth.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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