This plant grows on ridge tops in ironstone soils and forms part of the Duffys Forest Endangered Ecological Community. This plant is only found with an 8km radius surrounding Terrey Hills.
It is a medium sized shrubs that grows to 4m in height. Its branches, leaves and flower stalks are all covered in soft hairs and the dark burgundy-red coloured flowers are shaped like a toothbrush.
This species is listed as Endangered under the Commonwealth EPBC Act and Critically Endangered under the TSC Act.