Widespread small tree growing to 10 m. Branchlets brown, becoming downy at the ends. Occurs from southern NSW coast to Gympie, Qld in sub-tropical rainforest, dry rainforest and on margins of rainforest and open forest.

Simple, opposite with blade dull dark green above and with pale or brownish, densely hairy underside.

Photo: Robert Whyte

White, perfumed flowers September to October. Reddish berry turning black, globular ripe November to December.

Seeds germinate easily. A dependable food source for fruit eating birds.

Photo: Mark Crocker