Shrub to 1 m tall developing a lignotuber. Leaves more or less opposite, linear to narrowly elliptic, to 8 cm long and 7-8 mm wide, sometimes with a few hairs at the base, stalkless. Flower bud pointed. Flowers axillary, red, with about 8 basal scales; mostly July-Nov.
Source: (2002). Proteaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.