Shrub or small tree to 5 m high. Leaves with leaf stalks 1-10 mm long; blade elliptic, rhomboid or obovate, 12-120 mm long, 10-90 mm wide; margins strongly toothed with 2-5 spine-tipped teeth per side. Fruits roundish, 4-8 mm long, 7-9 mm wide. Seeds 4-4.5 mm long. Syn. Caelebogyne ilicifolia J. Sm.
Source: (2002). Euphorbiaceae. 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.