The 28 species of Pseudoselago all grow in winter rainfall fynbos. They are mostly annual or perennial herbs while some some are subshrubs.
The stems branching at the base and higher up may be erect or decumbent, usually winged or ridged by leaf bases extending down. Axillary tufts of new, smaller leaves are common. Leaves are opposite near the base of the plant, usually alternate higher up and often toothed.
The stalkless, tubular flowers grow in flat-topped or rounded spikes, white or mauve in colour. The corolla tube is funnel-shaped or cylindrical. Some species have an orange patch at the flower mouth, while all have two-lipped, five-lobed corollas and four stamens in unequal pairs.
The ovary has one ovule per chamber. There is a small nectary attached to the back of the ovary.
The plant in picture is thought to be Pseudoselago spuria (Manning, 2007; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000).