Sprawling shrub to about 30-40 cm tall, the branchlets rooting near the base. Leaves elliptic to obovate, to 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, veins indented above, obscure below and with long brown hair in the axils; margins toothed. Flowers bisexual,1-3 in leaf axils, pendent and fragrant, some apparently closed; late spring to early summer. Petal lobes to about 7 mm long, triangular, pale green, wavy and scalloped. Fruit globose, 0.5-1 cm long, greenish white with persistent calyx lobes; seeds small, ellipsoid, pitted.
Grows naturally in rainforest margins and Snow Gum woodland. Occasionally cultivated in coastal areas on sandy soils.
Source: (2002). Alseuosmiaceae. 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.