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Annual or perennial herbs, saprophytic or autotrophic, stems simple. Leaves ensiform, basal leaves in rosettes, cauline leaves bractlike. Inflorescence a cyme, or flowers solitary or few fascicled. Flowers bisexual, bracteate, pedicillate. Perinanth 6, 2-seriate, connate in winged or trigonous tube, outer segments larger, unlobed, inner minute  or obsolete. Stamens 3, sessile or sub-sessile, anther cells dorsally crested. Carpels 3, connate, 3-loculed, ovary inferior, trigonous, placentation axile, style short, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a capsule, with persistent perianth. Seeds minute, oblong or sub-globose.