Tree to 15 m or more tall with finely fissured bark, or a stunted shrub of windswept headlands. Leaves in whorls of 3-5, narrowly obovate-elliptic, mostly entire, occasionally irregularly toothed, lower surface white-hairy. Flower cone mostly 5-10 cm long, 6-7 cm wide. Perianth pale yellow; Jan-June. Style curved or straight. Fruit follicles numerous, to about 1.5 cm long.
A variable species that is fast growing and long-lived.
Coastal Qld, Vic, Tas.
VIC: Melbourne (Royal Bot. Gds, Australian Border near D Gate).
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.
A low, spreading form to about 20 cm tall, 2.5 m wide. A seedling selection. Registered acra 404, 8 Oct 1990.