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Shrub or liane (in ours), not typically cactus-like in appearance. Spines neither sheathed nor barbed, in large clusters on the old wood, in curved pairs on younger branches; glochids 0. Stems leafy and branched. Leaves alternate, fleshy, broad and flat. Flowers stalked, showy (in ours) in corymbs or panicles. Fruit yellow. Seeds black.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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