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Seeds numerous, winged or with a minute blunt protuberance.
Small perennial herbs or dwarf undershrubs.
Stipules membranous, often scarious and silvery, imbricate and hiding the leaves or forming hair-like subscarious fascicles in the axils of the leaves.
Leaves rather fleshy, often minute.
Sepals 2, shortly united at the base.
Flowers sessile at the ends of the branches or in elongated racemes; bracts membranous, entire or lobed with setaceous segments.
Stamens 5-?, united with the petals at the base.
Capsule oblong-ovoid or conical, 3–4-valved, sometimes with the valves longitudinally divided.
Ovary superior, 1-locular, multiovulate; style filiform, trifid at the apex or entire.