Stiff, densely branched shrub to about 3 m tall, with many thin spines arising mostly from the leaf axils. Leaves variable but roundish, to about 1 cm long and nearly as wide, generally toothed and sharp in the upper half; new growth maroon-purple. Flowers white-cream; mostly single or paired in short shoots in leaf axils, tubular but almost as wide as long, with petal ends recurved, inner surface hairy; spring to summer. Fruit tiny, round, bright orange, with skin minutely pitted like orange peel, thin; seeds immersed in a liquid resin. Syn. Citriobatus pauciflorus Ettingh., in error.
Source: (2002). Pittosporaceae. 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.