A dense shrub to about 1m tall. Leaves entire, to about 12 cm long,1 cm wide, linear to obovate, margins bent under, lower surface silky-hairy. Flower clusters hanging, mostly unbranched, flat-topped to wheel-like. Flowers scarlet or orange-red or dull red, often with a dark style end, hairy both inside and out; winter to spring. Fruit hairy.
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.