Shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves alternate, linear, mostly 5-15 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide, divided into numerous triangular lobes, hairy below. Flower cone ovoid, 2-3 cm long, about 3 cm wide. Perianth about 1.5 cm long, pale brown to orange; Oct-Jan. Style cream, tip hooked. Fruits many, 1.5-3 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.