Herbs stemless, perennial, rhizomatous. Leaves in a rosette, prostrate; petiole broadly complanate, ± clasping; leaf blade corrugate, herbaceous, margin dentate, with ± flabellate veins. Verticillasters in compact, short pedunculate, capitate, spicate, or sometimes short paniculate inflorescences; bracteoles needlelike, spinescent. Calyx cylindric, 10-veined; teeth 5, broadly triangular, spinescent, tufted hairy inside. Corolla tube ± cylindric, densely puberulent, without distinct hairy annulus inside; limb 2-lipped; upper lip denticulate, densely villous inside; lower lip 3-lobed. Stamens 4, anterior 2 longer, slightly exserted; filaments complanate, puberulent on upper half, without appendages at base; anther cells 2, divaricate, apex confluent. Ovary glabrous. Style apex equally 2-cleft. Nutlets brownish, obovoid, triquetrous, glabrous.
Monotypic: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal.
Perhaps best regarded as a specialized species of Phlomis, especially as the differences noted between the genera seem to be quantitative only.