Description: small round multi-stemmed tree 4-10m high with pendulous branches. Bark rough, dark grey, fibrous to finely fissured.
Flowers: yellow to pale oranage (occasionally red) with numerous stamens, 1-1.5cm long in stalkless globular heads 3-3.5cm in diameter arising in leaf axils or terminating short branchlets on old wood.
Fruit: small stalkless cone-like woody capsules 0.2-0.3cm x 0.5-0.6cm, fused in globular heads 1.2-1.5cm diameter, brown when ripe, containing numerous fine seeds.
Fruiting: July - December.