Decumbent or prostrate shrub, sometimes semi-erect, to ca 40cm. Bark exfoliating with fibrous strips, outer bark yellowish brown.
Leaves in tufts borne towards ends of branches, oblanceolate to linear, 4.5–8 x 0.6–0.9cm, leathery, gradually tapering to a pertiole at base, margins revolute, apex narrowing abruptly, obtuse or almost acute. Midrib prominent on upper side, flattened on lower side, light green.
Male pollen-cones axillary, solitary, sessile, subtended by triangular, keeled bud-scales, 15–30 x 3–3.5mm. Female seed-cones axillary, solitary on a 5–7mm long peduncle; receptacles swelling 8–10cm long, red and succulent, subtended by two 3–4mm long bracts which are made up of 3–4 fused bracts with exserted tips, one being fertile. Seeds solitary 6–7 x ca 4mm Including epimatium)