Shrub, deciduous. Stems reddish, 2-lined (?) and ancipitous when young, soon terete; internodes 10-20 mm long, shorter than leaves; bark grey, cortex fissuring. Leaves sessile; lamina 30-58 x 17-30 mm, oblong to elliptic-oblong, subapiculate to rounded, margin plane, base cordate-amplexicaul, paler beneath, not glaucous, thinly chartaceous; venation: 7-9 pairs main laterals and midrib branches (not distinct), with tertiary reticulation dense, conspicuous, ± prominent beneath; laminar glands varying in size; intramarginal glands dense. Inflorescence 3-c. 16-flowered, terminal, corymbiform to pseudumbellate, from apical node only; pedicels 6-17 mm long; bracts not seen, caducous. Flowers c. 22-30 mm in diam., stellate; buds narrowly cylindric-ellipsoid, rounded. Sepals 3-4.5 x 2.5-3.5, imbricate, unequal, broadly oblong to ovate-oblong, rounded, margin entire; c. 13-15-veined, with veins unbranched, midrib prominent; laminar glands linear. Petals golden ? yellow, not tinged red, spreading to reflexed, 14-17 x 7-8 mm, 4-5 x sepals, oblanceolate, with apiculus lateral, subrounded, almost lobiform, margin entire, eglandular. Stamen fascicles totalling 45-50 stamens, longest 10-12 mm long, c. 0.7 x petals; anthers yellow. Ovary 4-5 x 1.5-2 mm, narrowly pyramidal; styles 9-10 mm long, c. 2 x ovary, possibly shortly coherent at the base, eventually (or always ?) free, gradually outcurved. Capsule and seeds unknown.