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Perennial, acaulescent or caulescent herbs. Leaves simple, opposite, alternate or basal. Inflorescence axillary scapose, paniculate, compound dichasium, bracts conspicuous. Calyx small, 5-lobed or partite. Corolla campanulate, tube curved, oblique at throat, lobes 5, unequal, rounded. Fertile stamens 2, inserted near base of corolla tube, filaments curved, staminodes 2, rarely 3. Disk cylindric or absent. Ovary sessile or stalked, unilocular, stigmas oblique, subcapitate or flattened, rarely 2-lobed. Fruit a linear capsule, loculicidally dehiscent into 2-4 valves. Seeds ellipsoid, smooth or minutely reticulate.