This shrub grows from 2 to 4 m tall and has dark, glossy green leaves to 20 cm by 5 cm. These taper to a narrow point at the tip; young leaves are lime green. At the base, the leaf narrows and becomes slightly lobed (truncate) where it joins the short, often reddish stalk, making identification straightforward.
The small, white flowers appear in spring; the male and female flowers are carried on separate plants. The purple-black fleshy fruit are egg-shaped, about 2 cm long, and ripen from autumn to winter.
This shrub is quite common in the Robertson Nature Reserve and elsewhere but is absent from some of the smaller and more disturbed patches
Dampier State Forest near Moruya, NSW to northern QLD