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Erect subshrubs. Leaves alternate, pinnately or palmately 3-5-veined, margin entire. Flowers axillary, arranged in racemes or cymes; bracts opposite to flowers. Perianth uniseriate, actinomorphic. Calyx lobes fused; tube campanulate, cupular, throat usually with thickened ring; lobes 3 or 4, valvate. Stamens 8 or 9 in 1 series; filaments short, free or partly connate, adnate to style with anthers remaining free; anthers extrorse. Ovary inferior, 4-loculed; carpels fully connate; style short, 5-20-lobed; stigma terminal or lateral. Fruit siliquiform.