Shrub to 1m tall. Leaves somewhat aromatic when crushed, usually in whorls of 3, sometimes more, 0.7-2.2cm long, 2-4mm wide, linear to flat, hairy, the edges curved downwards, with blunt tips. Flowers white to pale mauve, tubular, with five lobes, in clusters of 9 flowers, composed of 3 sub-clusters, subtended by whorls of 3 leaflike bracts, at the tops of the stems. Family Chloanthaceae in SA.
Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 571