Shrub to about 2 m tall. Leaves oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, 4-9 cm long, 3-6 mm wide, tip long-pointed. Flower head round in bud, to about 3 cm wide; spring to summer. Bracts spreading on opening and bending backwards, pale green with pinkish tips.
S Africa (Cape).
Small flowers with bracts that bend downwards.
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.