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Dioecious trees. Stipules lateral, free. Leaves distichous. Flowers unisexual. Inflorescences in the lower leafless nodes of lateral branches. Male inflorescences spicate; perianth segments 4, basally connate; stamens 4. Female inflorescences capitate; stigmas 2. Fruiting perianth enlarged, fleshy. Fruit free, somewhat drupaceous.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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