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Spigelia pygmaea D. N. Gibson;

Herb; leaves opposite, clustered towards the stem apex, simple, ovate-elliptic, base truncate, margin entire, apex obtuse; inflorescence a terminal cluster of one-sided spikes; corollawhite; fruit a 2-lobed capsule.

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Spigelia anthelmia is very similar, but it is double (or more) the size of Spigelia pygmaea.