Shrub or small tree to about 5-7 m tall. Branches with a few thorns. Leaves mostly 5-9 cm long, 3-4 cm wide, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, teeth rounded (absent in bottom half), dark green above, matted hairs below, occasionally with a few lobes at the apex, turning to orange or red in autumn. Flowers 8-12 in flat clusters, each flower about 2 cm wide; Oct. Fruit yellow, occasionally becoming orange-red flecked brown, to 3 cm wide, slightly flattened, thick, succulent, edible, seeds 3-4; Apr-July. Syn. c. mexicana dc., c. stipulacea hort.
Fruit yellow or yellow-orange; leaves dull.
Source: (2002). Rosaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.