Shrub to 2 m tall with grey, fissured bark. Leaves alternate, narrowly obovate, mostly 5-15 cm long; margin with many needle-pointed teeth, wavy. Flower cone cylindrical, 5-9 cm long, 7 cm wide, pendent. Perianth about 3 cm long, creamy pink to deep pinkish red, with a cream base and style; Oct-Dec. Fruits 3.5-4 cm long.
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.