Subshrub, stems ascending, purple, hairy (0.6-1 mm long), leaves to 15 mm long and wide, shortly petiolate or sessile, cordate to orbicular, hairy (0.6 mm long), veins conspicuous and raised beneath, thick but succulent rather than leathery, purplish beneath when young. Bracts cordate, 10 mm long and wide, yellow-green, veins not conspicuous. Flowers pink.
Said to be a hybrid between O. calcaratum and O. rotundifolium.
Stems and thick ovate leaves conspicuously covered with simple hairs; bracts large and round.