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Tall annual herbs. Leaves alternate or opposite, petiolate, stipulate, stipules persistent, leaf blade lanceolate, margin serrate. Inflorescence axillary, clustered in short pendulous cymes or spikes. Flowers small, convolute bracteate, bracteoles present. Male flowers: calyx lobes 5, imbricate, corolla lobes absent, stamens 5 with filiform filaments and oblong anthers. Female flowers: perianth hyaline, embracing base of ovary, ovary sessile, bicarpellate, ovule pendulous, style terminal, caducous. Fruit crustaceous nut. Seeds flattened.