Leaves mostly obovate to elliptic, to 17 cm long, margins finely toothed. Interestingly, the leaves dry dull olive-grey to blackish. Petiole is 3-8 mm long.
This species is very similar to Daphnandra micrantha which is found in New South Wales but not in Queensland. Branches often break off leaving a ball and socket like joint, hence the common name.
Daphnadra are shrubs or trees, not strongly aromatic; young stems flattened at nodes.
Photo: Robert Whyte