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Shrubs or trees. Leaves paripinnate with 2-5 leaflets. Inflorescence an axillary raceme-like thyrse. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals 5, connate.  Petals present, well-developed, not or scarcely exceeding the sepals, 5, pouch-like.  Ovary 3-locular; each loculus of ovary with 1 ovule Fruit a 3-lobed, 3-winged dehiscent capsule. Seed with a fleshy arillode enclosing the base.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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