Shrub to 2 m tall with a single stem. Leaves of males about 8 mm long, those of females about 1.5 cm long, both about 4 mm wide. Female flowers about 1.3 cm long with floral bracts coloured above and densely hairy at the base.
S Africa (Cape).
Thyme-like, elliptic to oblong, small, narrow leaves.
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.