Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, up to 15 cm, thinly leathery,glabrous, glossy dark green, midrib prominent below; apex sharply pointed. Flowers axillary in compact few-flowered heads; corolla c. 7 mm in diameter, white, pale lilac or pinkish, funnel-shaped, densely hairy in the throat. Fruit in dense clusters, subspherical, c. 10 mm in diameter, crowned the calyx lobes, fleshy, blue-green, red to purple-black when ripe.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polysphaeria lanceolata var. lanceolata. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155660, retrieved 29 May 2016