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Annual or perennial herbs, usually ± succulent. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple. Inflorescences solitary, cymose, loosely dichasial, in the form of an umbel or cluster. Flowers bisexual, ± actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, free, persistent. Staminodes often present, sometimes petaloid. Stamens 3-many. Ovary superior, of united carpels; ovules 1, few or many. Fruit an achene, mericarp or loculicidal capsule.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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