Dense spreading shrub to about 1 m tall, prostrate in high country forms. Leaves entire, linear to elliptic, to about 4 cm long, 2 cm wide, margin bent under. Flower clusters more or less 1-sided. Flowers reddish purple, slightly hairy outside, bearded inside; spring. Style reddish mauve. Fruits hairless.
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.