The natural range of this species is well north of Townsville but it grows reliably in local gardens.
Form and Size: An erect shrub to 4m high, occasionally growing to 10-12m in forest areas.
Distribution: Iron Range, on Cape York, north Qld.
Leaves: Oblong, tapering to the base, tip rounded with a short point, softly hairy, bright green, crowded at the ends of branchlets, which are densely hairy, to 3.5cm x 0.7cm.
Flowers: Yellow, open, to 3cm diameter, 5-petalled; borne terminally on short leafy branchlets.
Flowering Period: March to July.
Fruit: Capsules, about 1cm diameter.
Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or cuttings. An attractive small shrub in open cultivation. Flowers have an unpleasant odour for a short time as they age.