Small tree or shrub to 5 m high. Indumentum silver. Leaf blade elliptic, lanceolate-ovate to ovate, 12-100 mm long, 8-45 mm wide, venation obscure; lower surface silver; tip acute to long-pointed; base wedge-shaped to obtuse; margins entire to somewhat wavy. Fruits 3-lobed, roundish, 7-9 mm long, 5-8 mm wide.
NSW, Qld, New Caledonia.
C. phebalioides Müll. Arg. from Qld is a small tree or shrub to 4 m high; indumentum uncoloured to silver; leaf blade elliptic, lanceolate or ovate, 8-118 mm long, 3-38 mm wide, venation penninerved and comprising 7-14 lateral veins per side of midrib; lower surface silver; tip acute, long-pointed, obtuse or with a sharp point; base wedge-shaped; margins entire, wavy or denticulate with 11-18 weakly defined teeth, less than 0.2 mm long; fruits 3-lobed, depressed-roundish, 6-8 mm long, 6.5-9 mm wide. C. verreauxii Baill. from Qld, NSW and Vic is a small tree or shrub to 5 m high; indumentum silver; leaf blade elliptic to lanceolate, 15-120 mm long, 5-40 mm wide, venation penninerved and comprising 12-13 lateral veins per side of midrib; lower surface pale green; tip acute to long-pointed; base wedgeshaped; margins denticulate to weakly scalloped with 11-24 teeth up to 0.5 mm long. Fruits 3-lobed, depressed-roundish, 4-6 mm long, 5-6.5 mm wide.
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.