Erect to prostrate shrub to about 1m tall. Leaves entire, linear, elliptic or lanceolate, to about 3 cm long, 0.5 cm wide, tip sharply pointed, lower surface hairy, margin unevenly rolled under. Flower clusters short, dome-shaped. Flowers white or cream, hairy outside, hairless or slightly bearded at the base inside, highly perfumed; late spring and early summer. Style hooked. Fruit hairless.
A prostrate form is occasionally available.
NSW, Vic, Tas.
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.