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Description

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Usually climbing or trailing herbs with ± succulent stems and leaves. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, peltate. Flowers solitary on long axillary peduncles, strongly zygomorphic, showy, usually (in ours) red, orange or yellow. Sepals 5, one produced into a long slender nectar-spur. Petals 5, clawed, often cut or fringed, the 2 upper ones unlike the others. Stamens 8. Ovary 3-locular, each cell with 1 ovule. Fruit of three 1-seeded carpels.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Tropaeolaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=223
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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