provided by Flora of Zimbabwe
Low, spiny, much-branched suffrutex forming dense patches. Stems and branches with reflexed spines. Leaves simple, entire. Flowers solitary on axillary pedunclesin leaf axils; peduncles becoming spiny and persisting after the fall of the fruit. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed, somewhat accrescent. Corolla large (10-13 mm long), red; tube ± cylindric; limb 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed nearly to base, reflexed. Stamens didynamous, long-exserted. Fruit a drupe with 3 pyrenes.
- Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
- bibliographic citation
- Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Kalaharia Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1211
- Mark Hyde
- Bart Wursten
- Petra Ballings