Stem prostrate, diffuse, papillose. Leaves 6-15 mm long, 2.5-6 mm broad, oblong ovate to elliptic ovate; petiole 2-5 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3, sessile. Calyx campanulate, prominently nerved; sepals 3 mm long, up to 4.5 mm in fruit, ovate, aristate. Stamens 5-7, alternating with the sepals; filament c. 1.2 mm long, dilated at the base. Ovary sub-globose, c.1.8 mm long, style c. 1 mm long, persistent. Pyxidium up to 5.5 mm long, lid 2.5-3 mm long, conoid, amphora 13-20 seeded. Seeds 1 mm long, rugose, black.
Ovary of 2 carpels, 2-locular; styles 2.
Calyx-lobes equal, narrowly-triangular, acute, each with a dorsal apiculus 1–2 mm. long from just below the apex, pink inside, green outside.
Stems usually rough with warty outgrowths, not rooting at the nodes, 2–30 cm. long or more.
A prostrate or straggling succulent annual or ? short-lived perennial herb.
Flowers solitary, 5–14 mm. long, sessile.
Seeds about 2–10 in each loculus, rugose, black.
Leaves alternate (by reduction), subopposite, or opposite, narrowly elliptic to broadly ovate, petiolate; the blade 7–20 mm. long, 2–11 mm. wide; the petiole 3–10 mm. long, scarious-winged at the base.
Herb, with only slightly woody stems at base, internodes with prominent papillae when young, branches up to 500 mm long. Leaves on 2-5 mm long petioles, blades elliptical, 7-20 x 3-10 mm, margins revolute. Flowers mostly sessile, rosy inside. Fruit 2-locular.