Deciduous subshrub, stems prostrate to ascending, glabrous. Leaves 12 mm long, 10 mm wide, cordate, sessile, apex acute or obtuse, glabrous, glaucous, veins conspicuous, sparsely punctate. Spikes 15-20 mm long,15-20 mm wide, slightly nodding. Bracts 10 mm long and wide, pale green, flushed pink, translucent, cordate, acute, net veining conspicuous. Calyx 6 mm long, unequally 2-lipped. Corolla 15 mm long, magenta, tube 9 mm gradually widening to lips; upper lip entire, lower lip with 3 equal lobes. Stamens with longer pair 10 mm, protruding beyond upper lip, lower pair 3 mm.
Believed to be a hybrid of O. rotundifolium and O. scabrum; intermediate in habit but with the floral characters of the former and lacking the rough leaves of the latter.
Bracts pinker and corolla lips longer than those of O. rotundifolium.