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Evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite, pinnately-veined or 3-veined from the base. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal, paniculate cymes. Flowers bisexual; pedicels with 3 bracteoles. Tepals 6. Fertile stamens 9, in 3 whorls; anthers 2-celled; filaments of inner whorls with a pair of glands at the base. Ovary sessile, completely enclosed, when mature, within the accrescent receptacle. Fruit drupaceous, spherical or ellipsoid, 1-seeded. Seed spherical. 


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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