A spreading shrub to almost 1 m tall. Stems densely glandular hairy, arching. Leaves mostly lanceolate, 1-2 cm long the margins bent under. Flowers mostly solitary, tubular, slightly inflated, pendulous, bright red with deep red v-shaped markings; winter to spring. Fruit whitish tinged with purple. [Pentapterygium serpens (Wight) Klotzsch]
Source: (1997). Ericaceae. 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.