Small creeping herbs; stems branching frequently, rooting at the nodes, as- cending at the flowering tips. Leaves elliptic, acuminate, obtuse and subsessile at the base, 2-6 cm. long, green mottled with silver above, purple beneath, scatter- ingly pilose on either surface; sheath 0.5-0.8 cm. long, laxly pilose. Flowering bracts similar to the foliage leaves, subtending an umbelliform cluster of few to several rather pretty pink flowers. Calyx tube 0.2-0.3 cm. long. Corolla 0.5-0.9 cm. long.