Shrub c. 0.6 m tall, with branches spreading. Stems soon terete; internodes 10-20 mm long, shorter than leaves; bark reddish-brown. Leaves sessile; lamina 23-35 x 10-18 mm, elliptic or oblong-elliptic to obovate, rounded, margin plane, base cuneate to cuneate-angustate, not glaucous, chartaceous, deciduous; venation: 1 pair main laterals (intramarginal) and c. 5-6 pinnate midrib branches, without visible tertiary reticulum; laminar gland dots numerous; intramarginal glands. Inflorescence 1-flowered, terminal, without subsidiary branches; pedicels c. 10 mm long; bracteoles elliptic. Flowers c. 40 mm in diam., cyathiform; buds narrowly ovoid, subacute. Sepals c. 3 x 2 mm, very slightly connate ?, not or scarcely imbricate, subequal, erect in bud, broadly oblong, obtuse; laminar glands linear. Petals bright yellow, not veined or tinged red, incurving, c. 25 x 18 mm, c. 6 x sepals, obovate, very short, apiculus rounded. Stamen fascicle seach with c. 15 stamens, longest c. 15 mm long, c. 0.7 x petals. Ovary with styles 9 mm long, slender. Capsule c. 10 mm long, narrowly ovoid. Seeds not recorded.