Shrub or small tree to 5 m tall with a single stem. Leaves 6-10 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, ovate to oblong, cordate or 'eared' at the base, leathery, sometimes tinged purple. Flower cluster 10-14 cm long, 8-12 cm wide; spring to summer. Bracts clearly differentiated into a narrowly spoon-shaped inner series and a broad outer series, pink to red.
S Africa (Cape).
Bracts in 2 distinct series.
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.