Stems: scapose, stout, from a fleshy root. Leaves: flat, spatulate to oblanceolate. Flowers: in a short cymose panicle, sepals two, persistent, petals five to ten, oblanceolate. Fruit: capsule obscurely two to four valved, many-seeded.

The flowers of this Oreobroma, which are deep rose-colour with an orange stripe in the centre of each petal, grow in short cymose panicles, terminating the rather stout stems, which latter are six to twelve inches high, jointed at the base, and usually have two pairs of bracts below the inflorescence. The leaves, which are flat and spatulate or oblanceolate, are imbricated in a dense rosulate tuft. The roots of this perennial plant are thick and fleshy.