Lilly Pilly, previously Acmena smithii, may be recognised by its broad, glossy and opposite leaves. These are up to 10 cm long, with smooth edges and drawn-out tips; shape and size are very variable. Leaves are dark green above and paler below. The slightly sunken midvein is distinct on the upper surface with many parallel lateral veins visible.
The new growth is reddish-pink and the bark is reddish-brown and powdery. The cream-coloured flowers are small, but there can be so many in summer that they cover the tree. In winter, there are many clusters of round, white, pink or purple fruit, each containing a single seed.
Wilsons Promontory, VIC to Bundaberg, QLD