Annual or perennial herbs or shrublets. Stipules present, scarious. Leaves opposite and often falsely whorled. Inflorescence a dense cyme. Flowers usually inconspicuous, bisexual, actinomorphic, 5-merous. Sepals free. Petals present (in ours). Ovary 1-locular. Style 1. Fruit an indehiscent nutlet, 1-2-seeded, included in the persistent calyx. Text © Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra BallingsSee more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
- Taxonomic Completion
19.78%18 of 91 accepted Genera.
- Global Pollen Project UUID
- Botanical Reference
- None available. You can check The Plant List for further information.