Leaves of ladeania lanceolata
grow along the stem, not at the base, at well-separated, alternate intervals. Stems are erect, dark green, sometimes yellowish towards the base, and are dotted with yellowish oil glands. Leaves are stems may be glabrous, or sparsely covered with strigose hairs.
Flowers are arranged in an elongated, unbranched cluster, one, two or three per node, subtended by a small bract, soon withering. Flowers are attached by very short stalks, and they have an urn-shaped calyx with five tiny lobes at the tip. Corollas are white to pale purple or bluish, becoming orange-brown as they wither. Fruits are rounded, glandular capsules, around 0.2 inches in diameter.