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Shrub or small to medium-sized tree. Bark pale to dark grey, smooth in young trees but deeply fissured in older specimens (image 1). Leaves obovate to broadly elliptic, glossy above, dull and paler below, with or without hairs; margin often obscurely scalloped. Flowers solitary or in clusters, greenish-yellow, about 10 mm in diameter. Fruit ovoid, fleshy, velvety, cupped by the persistent calyx; bright orange when ripe.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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