Description from Flora of China
Subshrublike herbs, ca. 80 cm tall. Branchlets, leaves, petioles, and pedicels densely hairy, with long hirsute and short gland-tipped hairs, or densely tomentose. Stipules filiform, ca. 5 mm, reflexed; petiole 2-9 cm; leaf blade orbicular-cordate, 3-8 × 3.5-7 cm, both surfaces stellate tomentose, base cordate, margin denticulate, apex cuspidate. Flowers solitary, axillary, large. Pedicel shorter than petiole, apically articulate. Calyx campanulate, lobes 5, ovate, 8-10 mm, densely tomentose. Corolla orange with purple center; petals obovate, ca. 1.5 cm, adaxially glabrous. Filament tube ca. 1 cm, stellate hairy at base. Schizocarp nearly globose, ca. 1 × 1.5 cm, apex truncate; mericarps 20-25, stellate hispid with long hairs. Seeds 3-5, nearly reniform, pilose. Fl. Apr-Jun.
Grasslands; 300-1300 m. Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa, SW Asia (Arabia), Australia].