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Monoecious or dioecious, shrubby, glabrous plants with articulated stems, parasitic on dicotyledons, rarely gymnosperms. Leaves decussate, sometimes well-developed or reduced to scales. Inflorescence a dichasium subtended by a ± fused pair of scale-like bracts (the bracteal cup). Flowers (3-)4-merous. Fruit an indehiscent berry.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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