Spreading sometimes prostrate shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves to 15 cm long, 10 cm wide, deeply divided 1-2 times with needle-pointed teeth, sometimes upper surface waxyblue. Flower clusters mostly hanging and unbranched, 1-sided. Flowers reddish pink, or orange with reddish striping, hairy outside, hairless inside; winter to summer. Fruit with reddish stripes and blotches.
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.