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Monoecious annual herbs, prostrate or climbing. Leaves simple. Tendrils 2-6-fid. Male flowers in a raceme. Petals 5, 2-4.5 cm, entire. Stamens 5. Female flowers solitary; ovary densely puberulous; stigma 3-lobed. Mature fruit dry, brownish, opening by an apical lid, fibrous internally. Seeds elliptic, flattened.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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