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Herbs or low shrubs. Stipules present, paired. Leaves opposite or whorled, simple. Flowers small, axillary, solitary or in small cymes, fascicles or whorled clusters, bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3-5. Petals 3-5(-6). Stamens as many as or twice as many as the sepals; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary superior, 3-5-locular, multiovulate; styles 2-5, free. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds without endosperm.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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