Perennial. Leaves: petiole 0-3 mm long; blade linear to lanceolate or lanceolate-oblong, 5-20 by 1-5 mm, base either narrow or rounded, apex acute, margin revolute, hairs as on stem on both sides. Stamens: anthers subsessile in tube, ovate-oblong, acute, 0.6 mm long. Fruit separating into 4 nutlets, nutlets 1.8-2 mm long, 1.4-1.5 mm wide, ovoid-acute, covered dor- sally with short, dense, more or less patent hairs.
Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Pakistan (Pakistan present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present), Celebes? present, Flores present
Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Hainan; Malesia: Java, Celebes? (identification highly uncertain), Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores). Johnston's (1951) assumption that it also occurs on New Guinea could not be verified.