Relatively smooth branchlets with only a few scattered hairs and scales.
Leaves are soft, hairless, thin and green above and below and are distinctly finely toothed along the margins.
Small yellow-green flowers (November to January) which are followed by globular orange-brown capsule fruit (ripe March to July).
Similar to Croton insularis in that the older leaves on the plant turn red/ orange before dropping and the bark emits a pleasant odour when injured. Relatively commonly encountered in local rainforest remnants, especially along the exposed, sunnier edges of the forest where it acts as a pioneer species.
Its name refers to J.P. Verreaux, a botanical collector from 19th century Tasmania).
Photo: Robert Whyte