Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet
Burman f., Fl. Ind. 110 (1768).
Derivation: Derivation not known.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Glabrous perennials or annuals with decumbent or prostrate branches and opposite exstipulate petiolate leaves.
Flowers clustered in the axils of leaves; perianth with membranous margins, partly connate, imbricate; stamens c. 10-12, arising from the perianth; ovary superior, 2-celled, with 2 styles, with 2 ovules in each cell.
Capsule truncate, splitting septicidally into 2 hard carpels and also circumsciss.
About 3 species in Africa, Asia and Australia (R. Melville (1952) Kew Bull. 7:261-269).
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