HYDROPHYLLACEAE,  Water-leaf Family

Herbs, usually pubescent; leaves entire, lobed, or compound, alternate; flowers hypogynous, bisporangiate, solitary or in cymes; sepals 5, united at base or separate; corolla regular, of 5 petals united to middle or a little above, usually appendaged in the tube; stamens 5, inserted on corolla-tube; carpels 2, united; styles 2 or partly united; ovary 1-loculed; placentae 2, large, sometimes nearly meeting, ovary then appearing 2-loculed; fruit a capsule .