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A variable sprawling thicket-forming perennial shrub to 5 m high and many meters wide or climbing to 15 m high. Leaves mostly to 7 cm long and to 4 cm wide, opposite, upper surface wrinkled and with rigid short hairs, lower surface often hairy, margins toothed. Flowerheads have many smaller flowers. Each flower is tubular-shaped and have 4 spreading lobes (petals), changing colour with age. The colours would be a various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red or pink.
Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut), Malaysia.