Leaves mostly smooth, though new growth sometimes hairy. Margins entire, Apex obtuse to acuminate, base acute to rounded or cordate, petiole 2-7 cm long.
White flowers either few-flowered and axillary in upper axils, or many-flowered and forming broad terminal corymbs.
Fruit a black drupe, growing on an enlarged red fleshy calyx, attractively succulent, giving rise to the name.
The leaves are host to the caterpillar of the Fiery Jewel Butterfly.
Photo: Melinda Mclean