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Perennial herbs or shrubs. Inflorescence paniculate, composed of dichasial cymes.  Calyx actinomorphic, divided nearly to base into 5 subequal linear lobes. Corolla subactinomorphic; tube widely campanulate; lobes 5, subequal, contorted in bud.  Anthers with 1 theca long-spurred. Capsule with c.6-8 seeds. Seeds borne on retinacula, bearing long white hygroscopic hairs on the margin.  Ovules 3-4 in each loculus.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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