This shrub grows to a maximum height of 10 metres. It occurs in the wild in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The plant has elliptical leaves each with a length up to 4 cms. The flowers occur in clusters, and are cream coloured, each with a diameter of about 0.3 cm.
The fruit are round yellow berries with a diameter of about 0.5 cm. They contain a cluster of hard red seeds. The flowers, crushed leaves and fruit smell like oranges.
The foliage is food for the Caterpillars of several Australian butterflies and moths, including :
Gymnoscelis species, GEOMETRIDAE and