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Perennial or annual herbs. Leaves usually basal and stem. Cymes terminal or axillary, crowded or often dichotomously branched spreading panicles. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx 5-parted to base, enlarged in fruits; lobes reflexed or spreading. Corolla usually blue, rarely white, dark purplish red, campanulate, tubular or funnelform, 5-parted; tube shorter than calyx; lobes ovate to orbicular. Stamens included, inserted at middle or above in corolla tube; anthers ovoid or oblong. Style filiform, terete or tetragonous; stigma capitate; ovary 4-parted; ovule anatropous. Nutlets 4, ovoid to subglobose, with glochids, attachment scar subapical.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Inflorescences not branched C. wallichii
1b. Inflorescences branched C. lanceolatum