Climbing shrub. Leaves 3-9 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, elliptic or widest above the centre, tapering to stem-clasping base, more or less hairless above, densely hairy below, the tip pointed or blunt, margin entire, stalk short or absent. Flowers solitary, axillary, stalks 2-4 mm long, unpleasant smelling. Sepals 1.5-2.5 cm long. Petals 2-3 cm long. Stamens numerous, staminodes absent; almost year-round. Carpels 3-8.
Grows naturally in habitats from coastal dunes to open forest and rainforest north of Narooma.
Source: (1997). Dilleniaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.