Variable shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves decussate, oval, about 8 mm long, 4 mm wide, overlapping, bent back. Flowers in terminal heads, orange-red to dark red; filaments mostly 3 per bundle; spring to summer.
Source: (2002). Myrtaceae. 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.