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Annual or perennial herbs sometimes with a woody base. Leaves opposite, paripinnate, one of each pair usually larger than the other. Leaflets opposite, entire, slightly asymmetrical. Flowers solitary, axillary. Petals yellow. Ovary 5-lobed, densely stiffly hairy. Fruit breaking up into 5 cocci, each coccus tuberculate on the back, spiny, 1-5-seeded.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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