Erect, spreading shrub, to 2 m high, leaves broadly elliptic to broadly obovate, covered on both sides with fawn velvety hairs. Fl. red, May or Jul to Sep. Sand over limestone. Low shrubland.
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, 8-30 mm long, 6-16 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 8-13 mm long; pedicels 4-5 mm long; calyx minute or absent, smooth, without distinct raised glands; corolla red, petals five, 6.5-7 mm long, imbricate (overlapping), free, hairy on the surfaces; stamens numerous (more than twice as many as petals), 14-21 mm long, smooth, hairy; anthers 1.4-1.5 mm long, without an appendage. Flowers in May, July, August and September. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Carnarvon, Yalgoo and Geraldton IBRA region(s).