Dwarf, twiggy, hairless shrub with reddish stems. Leaves mostly 1.5-2.5 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, flat, linear or slightly broader at the tip, entire, blunt. Flowers orange, prolific, 5-15 mm wide, axillary, solitary on thin stalks 1.5-2.5 cm long; spring to summer. Sepals 3-4 mm long, outer ovate, inner round. Petals deeply notched to about 1 cm long. Stamens 10-15 arranged around the carpels, filaments free, staminodes absent. Carpels 3, hairless.
Grows naturally in rich sandy or peaty soils of winter swampland.
Will often die after a season or two and is best treated as an annual.
Flowers orange; carpels 3, hairless with stamens around them; anthers opening by pores.
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.