Spreading shrub to about 1 m tall. Leaves leathery, linear, needle-pointed to 5 cm long, 2 mm wide, lower surface concealed by rolled-down margins, silky-hairy. Flower clusters erect or bent downwards, unbranched, 1-sided. Flowers red or orange, silky-hairy outside, hairless inside; spring to summer. Style red. Fruit hairy and with faint stripes.
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.