Shrub (?) or tree to 4-5 m tall, much branched, with branches ascending. Stems yellow-brown when young, soon 2-lined to terete; internodes 6-10 mm long, shorter than leaves; bark reddish-brown.Leaves sessile; lamina 17-28 x 4-10 mm, narrowly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute to subapiculate, margin plane, subincrassate, base cuneate, not or scarcely auriculate, paler beneath, not glaucous, chartaceous, lower ones gradually deciduous; venation: 3-5(7) basal or lower lateral veins (i.e. midrib + 1-2(3) pairs), the laterals and midrib branches forming rather dense tertiary reticulum, with secondaries reduced to short streaks in areolae; laminar glands in secondary venous system, short streaks, without alternating series of dots; marginal glands pale and dark, dense. Inflorescence (l)3-5-flowered, from 1-2 nodes, without lateral flowering branches; pedicels 6-15 mm long; bracts foliar or intermediate. Flowers c. 35 mm in diam., stellate; buds ovoid, obtuse. Sepals 6-7 x 3.5-5 mm, imbricate, subequal, broadly elliptic or ovate-elliptic to oblong, acute to obtuse, margin entire to glandular-ciliolate, midrib undifferentiated; laminar glands linear, numerous, submarginal glands dark or absent; marginal glands absent or reddish. Petals golden yellow, tinged red, persistent, spreading to reflexed, 16-20(-25) x 8-9 mm, 2.5-3 x sepals, obovate-oblanceolate, with apiculus almost absent, rounded; margin internally dark-glandular-ciliate; laminar glands linear, not interrupted. Stamen fascicles 'subpersistent', each with c. 20 stamens, longest 8-14 mm long, 0.5-0.65 x petals, with filaments united for c. 0-5 mm. Ovary 5-6 x 3-5.4 mm, broadly ovoid; styles 11-13 mm long, c. 2.2 x ovary, c. 0.7 coherent; stigmas small, rounded. Capsule 7-8 x 6 mm, broadly ovoid-pyramidal. Seeds unknown.