Shrub or small tree to 6 m or so tall. Leaves mostly simple and toothed, rarely entire, lobed or dissected, mostly 7-15 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, tapered at the base, pale or rusty silky-hairy below. Flower clusters axillary, to 12 cm long and not protruding beyond the leaves; summer. Flowers white to cream, densely hairy. Fruit follicle, 1.5-3 cm long.
Hybridises with L. myricoides and L. silaifolia in nature.
L. polymorpha R. Br. from Tas is occasionally cultivated; it has mostly entire leaves up to 8 cm long and is a smaller shrub.
Qld, NSW, Vic.
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.