Shrub 1-1-8 m tall, with branches arched or pendulous. Stems red, 4-lined when young, becoming 2-lined, eventually terete; internodes 10-40 mm long, shorter than to exceeding leaves; bark reddish-brown. Leaves petiolate, with petiole 0.5-1.5 mm long; lamina 20-58 x 6-30 mm, elliptic or lanceolate to ovate or triangular-ovate, acute to obtuse or rarely rounded-apiculate , margin plane, base cuneate or sub- angustate to rounded, paler beneath, not to scarcely glaucous, chartaceous; venation: 3-4(5) pairs main laterals, with midrib branched distally, without or with obscure tertiary reticulum; laminar glands dots and short streaks, ventral glands ± dense. Inflorescence l-7(-ll)-flowered, from 1(2) node(s), subcorymbiform; pedicels 5-10 mm long; bracts intermediate to narrowly lanceolate, deciduous. Flowers 40-65 mm in diam., stellate; buds narrowly ovoid, acute to subacuminate. Sepals 7-15 x 2.5-7 mm, free, imbricate, equal, ± spreading in bud and fruit ± narrowly ovate to lanceolate, acute to acutely acuminate, with margin entire; midrib conspicuous, veins not prominent; laminar glands linear, c. 10-11. Petals bright golden yellow, not tinged red, spreading or recurved, 24-40 x 16-25 mm, c. 3 x sepals, obovate-oblong to obovate, with apiculus subterminal, acute; margin minutely glandular-denticulate towards apex. Stamen fascicles each with 35-50 stamens, longest 18-29 mm long, 0.65-0.8 x petals; anthers golden yellow. Ovary 6-8 x 4-6 mm, ovoid-pyramidal to narrowly ovoid; styles 8-10 mm long, c. 1.2-1.35 x ovary, free, erect, slightly outcurved at apex; stigmas small. Capsule 17-20 x 8-10 mm, ± narrowly ovoid-pyramidal to ovoid, red when immature. Seeds dark purplish-brown, 2-3.2 mm long, narrowly cylindric, narrowly winged, almost smooth.