Sepals persistent, green with white margins
Petals shorter than or slightly exceeding the sepals in length
Leaves spirally arranged, linear to narrowly elliptic or obovate, stipulate
Flowers small, in axillary and terminal clusters, often aggregated at the ends of the stem branches, hermaphrodite, pentamerous, with slightly perigynous receptacles
Annual, biennial, or perennial herbs with decumbent stems
Fruits indehiscent, one-seeded, and enclosed in the persistent calyx.
Ovary unilocular, with a solitary basal ovule on a long funicle; three subsessile stigmata
Fruit a crustaceous, indehiscent capsule, 1-seeded, enclosed in the persistent perianth.
Flowers, small in axillary and terminal clusters or in lax axillary cymes, sometimes aggregated at the ends of the stem-branches, bisexual, 5-merous, with slightly perygnous receptacles.
Leaves spirally arranged but appearing alternate or occasionally subopposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, linear to ovate, stipulate.
Annual, biennial or perennial herbs often with straggling or decumbent stems.
Ovary 1-locular with a solitary basal ovule on a long funicle.
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