Shrub 0.5 m tall, erect, branches strict, pseudo-dichotomous and lateral. Stems orange-brown, 4-lined and ancipitous when young, eventually terete, cortex exfoliating in strips; internodes 2-3 mm long. Leaves petiolate with petiole 1 mm long; lamina 4-6 x 2-3 mm, elliptic, margins incurved, not cucullate or carinate, dull green above, sublucent beneath, not glaucous, chartaceous; apex acuminate, base cuneate- angustate, not sheathing, united to form very narrow interfoliar ridge; basal vein 1, impressed beneath, with 2-3 pairs of obscure ascending laterals loosely reticulating; laminar glands dense, visible on both sides, not impressed. Inflorescence 1 -flowered, terminal, repeatedly branching pseudo-dichotomously; pedicel 4 mm long; upper leaves foliose. Flowers 12-15 mm in diam., stellate. Sepals 4-5 x 1.2-1.5 mm, linear-elliptic, acute to subacuminate; veins 3, branching distally, becoming prominent. Petals bright ? yellow, 6-7 x 3 mm, c. 1.5 x sepals, narrowly oblong-oblanceolate; apiculus acute; glands linear, distally striiform. Stamens 35-40, longest 4-4.5 mm long, c. 0.65 x petals. Ovary 2-2.5 x 1.5 mm, broadly ovoid-ellipsoid; styles 3, 3 mm long, 1.3-1.5 x ovary, divergent-incurving; stigmas narrow. Capsule (old) c. 5 x 3 mm, ovoid. Seedsc. 1.5 mm long, ecarinate; testa finely scalariform-reticulate.