Shrub 0.5-1 m tall, erect, with branches strict, lateral or more rarely paired and pseudo-dichotomous. Stem orange-brown, 4-lined and slightly ancipitous when young, eventually terete, cortex exfoliating in strips or irregular flakes; internodes 1- 1.5 mm long. Leaves sessile, outcurving, closely imbricate, tetrastichous, deciduous at or just above the base without fading; lamina 4-8 x 3.5-7 mm, broadly elliptic to circular or obovate-spathulate, plane, not carinate, concolorous, undulate-papillose especially beneath, densely glaucous and (always?) viscid, coriaceous; apex broadly obtuse to rounded, base angustate, sheathing, free or united to form very narrow interfoliar ridge; basal veins 1-7, pinnate with ascending branches or flabellate, ultimate branching and tertiary reticulum not visible; laminar glands dense, slightly prominent; marginal glands at least sometimes secreting. Inflorescence 1-flowered, terminal and on lateral branches, occasionally with pseudo-dichotomous branches; pedicel absent; upper leaves transitional. Flowers 15-20 mm in diam., stellate. Sepals 5-7 x 3.8-4.5 mm, ovate to subacute; veins 5-7, obscurely branched, with midrib scarcely prominent beneath; glands mostly linear, distally punctiform. Petals bright? yellow, 9-12 x 4-5 mm, c. 2 x sepals, oblong-ovate; apiculus acute; glands linear, distally punctiform. Stamens 70-120, 5-8 mm long, longest c. 0.65 x petals. Ovary l.5-2(-2.5) x 1-1.5 mm, broadly ovoid; styles 3, 3-5 mm long, 2-2.5 x ovary, suberect, outcurved distally; stigmas small. Capsule c. 6 x 5 mm, broadly ovoid, shorter than sepals. Seeds c. 1-3 mm long, ecarinate; testa finely scalariform-reticulate.