A shrub or small tree with cordate, serrate leaves. Inflorescence an axillary, drooping, 12-15 cm across, many-flowered umbellate cyme; peduncle more than 20 cm long, hairy. Flowers pink, c. 3 cm across; pedicel c. 4 cm long, hairy. Sepals linear-oblong, c. 1.5 cm long, c. 3-4 mm broad, densely patent hairy outside. Petals obovate, oblique, 2-2.5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm broad. Fertile stamens c. 1 cm long; staminodes c. 1.5 cm long. Carpels 5; ovary ovate-oblong, densely villous; stigma exserted. Capsule pentagonal, ovate-oblong, densely beset with rusty hairs, tipped by c. 2 cm long, persistent style.