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A small, erect subshrub growing to 30 centimetres. Leaves are oval-shaped and often bright green. The leaves and stems are often densely hairy. Flowers are carried in umbrella-like structures with roughly 6-12 branches. Each branch ends in a small cup which produces 2-4 red, tubular flowers. The cups persist and contain the small, dark seeds.
Seeds germinate without pre-treatment but germination may take 8+ weeks and results vary.
Chiefly August-September. Flowers have been observed out of season but this is uncommon.
Livingstone NP and nearby well-preserved roadsides.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery