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Leafless herbs with scaly scapes or stem. Flowers 1-few, large, bracteate, solitary or in corymbose inflorescence. Calyx with spathaceous sepals, tubular below but split near to the apex. Corolla subequally 5-lobed, petals united, tubular at the base with broad libs. Stamens 4, didynamous, anther cells unequal, one fertile and other sterile with basal spur. Ovary 1-celled, ovules many, style single, slender, little curved at the terminal end with obscurely large peltate stigmas. Capsules partially 2-valved, with numerous pitted or reticulate seeds.