Shrub 0.08-0.2 m tall, erect, bushy, rounded, with branches tortuous. Stems 2-lined when young, soon terete; bark greyish brown to whitish grey. Leaves sessile or with pseudopetiole up to c. 0.7 mm; lamina 6-15 x 3.5-9 mm, elliptic or oblong-elliptic to obovate, somewhat paler but not or scarcely glaucous beneath, midrib and reticulate venation prominent on both sides, chartaceous, deciduous during second year; apex obtuse or subapiculate to rounded, base cuneate to angustate or shortly pseudopetiolate; venation: 3-6 pairs of major and minor laterals, distinct from tertiary reticulation. Inflorescence l-3(-9)-flowered, from 1-2 nodes, rounded-corymbiform when several-flowered; pedicels 4-7 mm; bracteoles triangular-subulate, margin entire. Flowers c. 15-18 mm in diam.; buds ellipsoid, rounded. Sepals 2-4 x 1.3-1.7 mm, unequal, shortly united, oblong to ovate, subacute to rounded, margin entire, glands submarginal, veins 3-5, not prominent. Petals bright? yellow, 10-12 x 4-5 mm, 3-4 x sepals, oblong-lanceolate, unequally retuse; laminar glands linear to punctiform. Stamens c. 20, longest c. 11-12 mm, about equalling petals. Ovary c. 2.5 x 1.5mm, narrowly ovoid-ellipsoid; styles 8-9 mm long, c. 3-4 x ovary, narrowly curved-ascending; stigmas narrow. Capsule (immature) ovoid. Seeds not seen.