Spreading shrub, to 0.7 m high, leaves somewhat flaccid, broadly elliptic to circular, upper surface with stipitate hairs only. Fl. red, Jul to Oct. Sand over limestone. Coastal limestone & dunes.
Shrub, spines absent; branchlets smooth, without distinct raised glands, +/- cylindrical in cross-section, covered in hairs or scales, the hairs stellate (star-shaped). Leaves opposite, simple, 10-32 mm long, 6-18 mm wide, flat, the margins flat, smooth, without distinct raised glands, covered in hairs or scales, with stellate (star shaped) hairs; stipular excrescences absent. Flowers in a distinct head surrounded by bracts, the outer bracts 8-15 mm long; pedicels 5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, petals five, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the margins only; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 15-16 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1.3-1.5 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in July, August, September and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Geraldton IBRA region(s).