Perennial herbs or soft shrubs, semisucculent. Leaves often crowded on short shoots, usually sparingly toothed in upper half. Inflorescences terminal on main and lateral branches; flowers solitary in axils of persistent bracts; bracts semisucculent, not sharply differentiated from leaves, becoming progressively smaller towards apex of inflorescence. Calyx bilabiate, 5-toothed; tube campanulate; upper tooth larger than lower 4, ovate-lanceolate to broadly ovate; lower 4 teeth subequal, narrowly deltoid, acuminate. Corolla bilabiate, 4-lobed; tube campanulate to long-cylindric; upper lip erect, oblong, emarginate; lower lip concave, spreading to reflexed; lateral lobes strap-shaped, spreading on each side of lower lip. Stamens 4, didynamous, declinate, arising at throat of corolla tube; filaments free to base; anthers 1-thecous. Disc small, swollen into a gland in front. Style bifid. Nutlets ellipsoid.
Species 3, endemic in Northern Province and Mpumalanga.

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