Perennial forb with a woody base to 15cm tall or sprawling. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.7-2cm long, linear, hairy, tips pointed. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves, often in congested leafy spikes, or scattered along the stems. Fruiting body hairy, with an erect cup-shaped appendage on the upper surface and a horizontal wing.
Description (page 267), photo (page 266), and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 47-8 page 271) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales
PlantNET description with line drawing of fruiting body: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Maireana~coronata