Tall shrub to 8 m high with young branches rusty-hairy, in moist eucalypt forest, widespread but not common. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, to 15 cm long, hairless or almost so on upper surface, hairy lower surface, petiole 5–10 mm long. Inflorscences are cymes of greenish white flowers greenish white, hairy. Flowers spring to summer. Fruit is a 10 mm diameter capsule hairy, not bristly.

Photo: Robert Whyte