Known as the Guinea Flower or Climbing Guinea Flower it is endemic to N.E. Queensland.
It is a commonly cultivated plant.
It can grow as a scrambler or climb up to 5 m using its twining, woody stems.
Young leaves and twigs are covered with pale, silky hairs.
The alternately placed leaves are a shiny, dark green.
The blades are ovate to elliptic with a tapering base and a tip that can be sharp or blunt.
They are up to 7 or 9 cm long and 3 cm wide with a short or no stalk.
The upper surface is smooth or has a few silky hairs, the lower is sparsely or densely hairy.
Solitary flowers, 2.5 cm across, are in the leaf axils or on the ends of short branchlets.
The sepals have dense silky hairs on their outer surface.
The 5 bright yellow petals are obovate (widest part above the centre).
There are many stamens encircling the carpels.
There can be 3 to 8 carpels each hairless and with a short style.
There are 6 ovules in each carpel.
Fruit are dehiscent follicles with the sepals still attached.