Spreading shrub to about 2 m tall. Leaves entire, linear to elliptic, narrow or broad, to 6 cm long, 1.5 cm wide, lower surface silky-hairy, margin rolled under. Flower clusters terminal on short shoots, more or less 1-sided. Flowers pale to golden yellow with some white and brown hair outside, bearded inside; mostly June-Nov. Style red or orange. Fruit hairy with longitudinal ridges.
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.