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A genus of five (perhaps fewer) species of glabrous evergreen shrubs, natives of southern Africa. Leaves entire. Flowers in axillary cymes, forming a terminal panicle or more rarely a raceme. Calyx five-lobed. Corolla tubular with spreading lobes; fertile stamens four, included. Fruit a capsule; seeds disk-like.

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