Procumbent or decumbent hispidulous or glabrate perennials, the branching stems to 100 cm. long. Leaves slightly pubescent but soon glabrate, elliptic to broadly ovate or obovate, apically acuminate to acute and mucronate, basally rounded to cuneate, 2-6 cm. long, 0.5-2 cm. wide; petioles 2-10 mm. long, usually winged. Inflorescences of stramineous to white globose to ovoid heads, 3-10 mm. long, 3-6 mm. broad, sessile in the axils. Flowers perfect, bracts and bracteoles subequal, ovate, aristate, 1.5-3 mm. long; sepals 5, the outer 3 broader, 3-ribbed, basally indurate and hispidulous, 3-5 mm. long; stamens 5, united below into a tube, the pseudostaminodia lacerate and exceeding the filaments; ovary obovoid; style 1, 2-3 times as long as the capitate stigma. Fruit an indehiscent suborbicular utricle, 1-1.5 mm. long; seeds reddish brown, cochleate-orbiculate, 0.8-1.2 mm. broad.