Sol. ex R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 451 (1810).
Derivation: Named in honour of the Dutch naturalist, A. Seba, 1665-1736.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Annual herbs without a basal rosette and with erect little-branched inflorescences; leaves sessile, scarcely connate in pairs.
Sepals scarcely connate, with 4 or 5 lobes; corolla tubular, with 4 or 5 lobes; stamens 4 or 5, with the filaments fused to much of the corolla tube; anthers with a terminal stalked gland, straight and untwisted; ovary bicarpellary, 2-celled, with filiform deciduous styles terminating in 2 stigmas.
Capsule enclosed by the persistent calyx and corolla.
About 100 species from Africa, Madagascar, India, Australia and New Zealand.
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