Herbs, perennial. Roots glabrous. Rhizomes present. Stems erect. L eaves alternate. Inflorescences terminal, spicate. Flowers crowded. Calyx 5-lobed, upper lobe much smaller than other lobes. Corolla unequally 4-lobed; tube at first as long as limb, straight, becoming jar-shaped and slightly longer than limb; limb 2-lipped; lower lip narrowly ligulate, conspicuously reflexed; upper lip shallowly 3-lobed, middle lobe wider than lateral 2, base with den se tuft of hairs, apex subtruncate, lateral lobes revolute toward lateral-posterior position. Stamens 2, included; filaments glabrous, adnate to middle of corolla tube; anther locules parallel, not confluent. Disc cupular. Style short, persistent; stigma slightly dilated, short clavate, apex obscurely emarginate. Capsule ovoid-conical, slightly compressed laterally, 2-grooved, 4-valved. Seeds numerous per capsule, ellipsoid, slightly curved; seed coat thick, transparent, foveolate.
The Genus Scrofella is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Genus Scrofella: S. chinensis
- Tsoong Puchiu & Yang Hanbi, eds. 1979. Scrophulariaceae (1). Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 67(2): 1-431. Tsoong Puchiu, ed. 1963. Scrophulariaceae (2). Fl. Reipulb. Popularis Sin. 68: 1-449.
- Deyuan Hong, Hanbi Yang, Cun-li Jin, Manfred A. Fischer, Noel H. Holmgren & Robert R. Mill "Scrofella". in Flora of China Vol. 18 Page 61. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
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