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Rhizomatous herbs with annual stems. Leaves large, spirally arranged, pinnately veined, with a sheathing base. Flowers in terminal bracteate spikes. Sepals free, persistent. Petals 3, shortly connate at base, unobtrusive, 1 smaller. Staminodes 1-4, petaloid, brightly coloured. Stamen 1, petaloid, bearing a half anther laterally. Style also petaloid with an oblique terminal stigma. Ovary inferior, 3-locular. Fruit a capsule.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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