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Plant Form: Large upright shrub or small tree.
Size: 1-4 m tall.
Stem: Green and smooth with milky sap, turning corrugated and corky beige with age.
Leaves: In opposite pairs 10-20 cm long, elliptical with heart shaped base, underside with hairs on midvein.
Flowers: Purple and white with 5 petals, waxy, in groups of up to 15.
Fruit and Seeds: Inflated pod 8-12 cm long, arranged in opposite pairs, rounded base with pointed tip, seeds with parachuting hairs.
Habitat: Cleared areas, roadsides, grazing land, savanna.