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Trees. Leaves entire (in ours); petiole swollen at the base and at the apex.  Flowers unisexual, borne on fascicles on older wood. Calyx 4-5-lobed. Petals 0. Male flowers: anthers borne in 1(-2) rings on an androphore. Female flowers: carpels 4-5, coherent. Fruit consisting of woody carpels which split longitudinally.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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