Tail not quite so long as the body, and covered with short hairs.
Seeds covered with long and short hairs.
They are covered with short hairs which form a velvet-like pile, so dense that water cannot penetrate.
The ovary adheres firmly to the seed in the interior, so that on examining a longitudinal section of the grain by the microscope the outer layer is seen to consist of epidermal cells, of which the uppermost are prolonged into short hairs to cover the apex of the grain.
Leaves rather fleshy, dark green above and greyish-white below due to dense coating of short hairs.