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General DescriptionShrubs deciduous or semievergreen, procumbent, usually to 50 cm tall, sometimes taller, with horizontally spreading, distichously much branched stems. Branchlets blackish brown, terete, initially strigose, glabrous when old. Petiole 1-3 mm, pubescent; stipules caducous, brown, subulate or lanceolate, 2-4 mm, puberulous; leaf blade suborbicular or broadly elliptic, rarely obovate, 6-14 mm long, 4-9 mm wide, midvein raised abaxially and ± impressed adaxially, abaxially sparsely accumbent pubescent, adaxially glabrous, base cuneate, apex usually acute. Inflorescences 1-2-flowered. Pedicel short to nearly absent. Flowers 5-7 mm in diameter. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially sparsely pubescent. Sepals triangular, 1-1.5 mm long, 1-2 mm wide, apex acute. Petals erect, pink, reddish, or whitish, 3-4 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, base shortly clawed, apex obtuse. Stamens ca. 12, shorter than petals. Ovary pilose apically; styles 2 or 3, free, not exceeding stamens. Fruit bright red, subglobose or ellipsoid, 5-7 mm in diameter, pyrenes 3, rarely 2.