Shrub up to c. 0.3 m(?) tall, erect, bushy rounded, with branches. erect or tortuous. Stems 4-lined and green when young; cortex becoming red-brown and flattened in second year, then bark grey. Leaves sessile; lamina 17-45 x 9-15 mm, lanceolate to elliptic or suborbicular, paler beneath, midrib prominent proximally below, glaucous beneath, rigidly coriaceous, deciduous during second year; apex obtuse to rounded or (the lower) retuse, base broadly cuneate to subattenuate; venation: c. 8-12 pairs of laterals, scarcely distinct from tertiary reticulation. Inflorescence 9-16-flowered from (1)2(3) nodes, subcorymbiform; pedicels 2.5-6 mm; bracteoles triangular- subulate, margin black-glandular-ciliate. Flowers c. 20-25 mm in diam.; buds elliptic, rounded. Sepals 2-3 x 0.7-1.2 mm, unequal to subequal, 0.4-0.5 united, ovate to oblong-lanceolate or broadly elliptic, subacute to rounded, margin distally or wholly with sessile black glands; veins 5-7, subprominent. Petals bright yellow, not red- tinged, 10-14 x c. 5-7 mm, c. 5 x sepals, obovate to oblanceolate, asymmetrically retuse; laminar glands linear. Stamens 30-40, longest c. 9-13 mm, almost equalling petals. Ovary c. 3 x 1.5 mm, ellipsoid; styles c. 10-12 mm long, 3-4 x ovary, widely curved- ascending; stigmas narrowly capitate. Capsule c. 1 mm long, exceeding sepals, narrowly ovoid. Seeds not seen.