This small to medium-sized tree has crowded, alternate leaves in groups (whorls) of up to six leaves towards the end of the branchlets. The leaves, 7‒15 cm long, are dark green above and paler below, usually with wavy edges; the leaf stalk is 1‒2 cm long and is usually reddish. The new leaves are bright green, standing out against the older dark-coloured leaves.
In spring, fragrant cream flowers appear in clusters of 3 or 4, each with five turned-back petals. The fruit which ripens to orange in winter, are about 1 cm across and have a small point at the tip. The fruit opens to reveal a sticky orange covering and many small seeds.
Mitchell River, VIC to Gladstone area, QLD