Cyphomandra betacea


Cyphomandra betaceaCommon Name: Cape tomato
Description
Cyphomandra betacea is a semi-woody shrub or small tree 2-3 m high, rarely 5 m. It is unarmed, pubescent, with a short trunk and stout lateral branches. The bark is grey.
Leaves alternate, simple, entire, usually grouped at the branch tips, with a robust petiole, 4-8 cm long. The limb is large, 15-30 x 10-20 cm, ovate, shortly acuminate, with a cordate base. Young leaves covered on both surfaces with a soft pubescence; with age, the upper surface becomes glabrous. Midrib and principal veins prominent on both surfaces. . . . .Read more
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