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DescriptionErect or procumbent perennial herb, often mat-forming. Stems hollow, striate along the length, with distinct bract-like ochreae at the nodes, these with ciliate margins. Leaves linear-lanceolate, ciliate at the base, clasping the stems. Flowers in terminal or lateral, spike-like racemes, Pinkish white. Fruit a small, smooth and shiny nut, reddish-brown to black.