Perennial herb, growing from from a more or less spherical tuberous root. Stems several, erect or ascending, slightly woody near the base. Basal leaves in a rosette, subsessile, elliptic to oblanceolate, rather stiff, sometimes purplish beneath. Leaves along the stems much smaller, alternate scattered, rarely opposite, linear-lanceolate; margins entire or slightly crenate. Inflorescences sparsely branched or spike-like panicles. Bracts like the cauline leaves but somewhat smaller. Flowers white, mauve or pale violet; upper lip 4-lobed with purple lines or dots; lower lip boat-shaped, 3-5 mm long. Stamens shorter than the lower lip.
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: Aeollanthus subacaulis var. subacaulis. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149620, retrieved 20 January 2017