Perennial herbs, rarely annual. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, usually alternate above, toothed or entire. Flowers in a terminal inflorescence. Bracteoles 0. Sepals 4, not persistent. Petals 4, rose-purple or white, emarginate. Stamens 8. Stigma clavate, spherical or deeply 4-lobed. Ovary 4-locular. Dehiscence of capsule loculicidal. Seeds with a prominent tuft of hairs. Text © Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra BallingsSee more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
- Parent Taxon
- Taxonomic Completion
3.60%8 of 222 accepted Species.
- Global Pollen Project UUID
- Botanical Reference
- None available. You can check The Plant List for further information.