Perennial herb to 45 cm tall. Indumentum with gland-tipped hairs, especially in the inflorescence. Leaves petiolate; lamina with width almost equalling length, up to c. 2.5 × 2.5 cm, broadly obovate to flabelliform, dentate in the upper half to two-thirds; apex rounded or obtuse; base cuneate. Spikes terminal, many-flowered; bracts acute; bracteoles absent. Corolla creamy-white; tube 2-2.5 cm long, usually curved, abruptly expanded into a flat limb. Mericarps separating from one another when ripe, each with an oblique pit at the base.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148760, retrieved 24 February 2017