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Randia aculeata L.

Shrub; stems spiny, dimorphic (long shoots and short shoots); leaves often clustered on axillary short shoots, opposite, simple, elliptic to oblanceolate, base acute, margin entire, apex obtuse to rounded; flowers nearly sessile on the short shoots; corolla white, tube short, with 5 spreading lobes; fruit globose, fleshy, with multiple seeds.

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Very similar to Randia obcordata which differs in leaf apices truncate to emarginate (notched).