Shrub to 4 m with rough, flaky bark. Leaves alternate, 3-6 cm long, 1-2 cm wide; margin toothed. Flower cone cylindrical, about 10-25 cm long, 8 cm wide. Perianth 3-3.5 cm long, red with yellow and mauve; Aug-Nov. Style curved. Fruit nearly 2 cm long.
WA (near Albany).
B. media has toothed leaves with margins curled under; flowers yellow.
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.