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Spiny shrub, to 4 m, sometimes prostrate. Leaves borne in fascicles on spiny side branches; lamina 2-5 cm × 4-7 mm, narrowly oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, dark green and becoming glabrous above, greyish-tomentose beneath; apex obtuse, mucronulate; margin rolled under, entire or obscurely toothed towards apex. Flowers c.8 mm across, white, in dense tomentose corymbs. Fruit 6-8 mm in diameter, subspherical, orange to brick-red.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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