Its height usually ranges from 1 to 4 metres and its width from 1 to 3 metres. The flowers are usually green, although yellow, white, red and pink forms are known. They appear in the late spring and early summer and are about 1.5 cm long and 1 cm wide.
The species was formally described in 1837 by Austrian botanist Stephan Endlicher based on plant material collected from King George Sound by Charles von Hügel. The leaves are shaped like those of an oak (genus Quercus), hence the specific epithet quercifolia.
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- "Chorilaena quercifolia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
- "'Chorilaena quercifolia". AustralianNative Plants Society (Australia). Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.