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Herbs or undershrubs. Leaves opposite, usually petiolate. Inflorescence in simple spike or panicled, slender or stout, terete or secund. Bracts small, linear to lanceolate. Calyx ovoid or campanulate, 5-toothed, teeth unequal and often enlarged in fruits. Corolla tube shortly exserted, straight or incurved, limb 4 or 5-lobed, obliquely 2-lipped, upper lip erect and notched, lower lip spreading, 3-lobed. Stamens 4, divergent or distant, slightly unequal, filaments glabrous, anthers 2-celled, cells divaricate. Disk produced behind ovary, oblique. Styles subequally 2-fid with subulate lobes. Nutlets minute, ovoid, smooth or tuberculate.