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Feretia Apodanthera

Family: Rubiaceae
GIR: Mngambo-kapehe

Scrambling shrub or small tree. The top layer of the bark is reddish and flaking. Young branches pubescent. Leaves opposite, oblanceolate to obovate, borne on the new branches; densely reddish-brown pubescent below. Flowers white, flushed with pink, solitary or in clusters, borne on the branches and stems. Fruits near-spherical, often crowned with the remains of the calyx; deep red when mature.

(Flora of Zimbabwe)


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