Shrub 0.12-0.9 m tall, erect, bushy, rounded, with branches erect to ascending. Stems 2-lined and green when young; cortex loosening and becoming whitish in second year, then bark pale grey. Leaves sessile; lamina (15-)20-45 x 10-30 mm, oblong or elliptic to ovate or lanceolate, almost concolorous, midrib scarcely prominent, glaucous especially beneath, thinly coriaceous, deciduous before (?) growth of new shoots; apex obtuse to rounded, base truncate to cordate-amplexicaul; venation: 5-6 pairs of laterals, scarcely distinct from tertiary reticulation. Inflorescence c. 1 0-40-flowered from 3(-5) nodes, corymbiform to broadly hemispherical; pedicels 2-3 mm; bracteoles triangular-subulate, margin entire. Flowers c. 16-20 mm in diam.; buds elliptic, obtuse. Sepals 2-4 x 0.9-2 mm, subequal, free, triangular-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute to subacute or sometimes rounded, entire, glands submarginal; veins 5, not prominent. Petals bright yellow, not tinged red, 9-12 x (2.5-)5-7 mm, 3-4.5 x sepals, obovate to elliptic, rounded; laminar glands striiform to punctiform. Stamens 20-30, longest 9-12 mm, about equalling petals. Ovary c. 1.5-2 x 1-1.5 mm, ovoid; styles c. 9-1 1 mm long, c. 4 x ovary, widely spreading; stigmas narrow. Capsule 4.5 x 2.5-3.5 mm, very narrowly ovoid to cylindric, truncate, with persistent horn-like style bases, exceeding sepals. Seeds yellowish brown, c. 1 .2 mm long.