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Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrubs or twiners. Leaves alternate or opposite, entire or pinnately or palmately divided, exstipulate. Inflorescence usually terminal, rarely axillary, cymose, corymbose to capitate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic or sub-bilabiate. Sepals 5, more or less connate. Petals 5, gamopetalous, tubular, funnel-shaped or salver-shaped. Stamens 5, inserted in the corolla tube, anthers 2-celled. Carpels 3, syncarpous, ovary superior, 3-locular with 1 or more ovules in each locule, styles simple, stigmas 3-fid. Fruit a capsule.