Featherwood grows to about 10 m tall, and is usually found in less disturbed rainforest, such as Robertson Nature Reserve. This attractive tree has shiny, opposite leaves up to 10 cm long, with 4‒7 fine teeth along each edge; the leaf stalk is 3‒6 mm long.
The tiny, fragrant, greenish-white flowers are in short sprays, narrowly tubular and have four petals spreading at the tip.
The black, egg-shaped fruit, about 2 cm long, has several ribs along its length; the fruit ripens from winter to early summer.
Pebbly Beach, Murramarang NP, NSW to Nambour area, QLD