This species is a scrambling, soft-leaved prickly shrub with alternate, compound leaves. Plants often sucker but do not climb. Each leaf is made up of 2‒3 pairs of toothed leaflets and a longer terminal leaflet. Leaflets are light green, covered with fine hairs, and have very short stalks. There are prickles on the main leaf stalk and on the stems. The white flowers are produced most of the year and have five broad, spreading petals about 3 cm across. The fruit is an elongate raspberry, narrowing to a rounded tip. The fruit is quite edible, although without much flavour. However, it is favoured by native birds.
Mitchell River, eastern VIC to Gladstone area, QLD