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Hispid plant which is covered with unequal tubercle-based bristles. Stems are branched, angular and procumbent. Lower leaves are 1.5-7 x 0.3-0.6 cm which are linear-Ianceolate, the margin repand or undulate, the apex is obtuse to acute.  Petiole is up to 4.5 cm. Upper leaves are subsessile. Inflorescence is terminal and axillary. Cymes lax, scarcely elongate in fruit. Flowers are bracteate, pedicellate. Bracts are 1-4 x 0.2-0.5 cm. Calyx is 2-4 mm, hispid. Corolla is pale violet or blue. Tube 1-2 mm. Lobes 1-2 mm. Scales papillose. Stamens inserted below the middle of the tube. Anthers are 0.5 mm, oblong. Ovary is 4-lobed, and glabrous. Style is short. Stigma obscurely 2-lobed or subcapitate. Nutlets are 4, 2-2.5 x 3-4.5 mm, horizontally curved, transversely ovoid, rugose, reticulate-ribbed, hollow at the base, with a rugose-denticulate basal ring and a horizontal cleft above the ring.


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