Shrub to about 2 m tall without prickles. Leaves oblong to lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, to 9 cm long, 2 cm wide, the edges entire, slightly wavy; stalk to 1.5 cm long. Flowers 1 or few together, star-shaped, 1-1.5 cm wide, white in spring to autumn. Fruit an orange-red berry to 1.5 cm wide.
Often grown as a pot plant for the formal habit and bright orange-red, cherrylike fruits (which are poisonous).
Naturalised in WA and SA but mostly in E Australia in disturbed wet areas; mostly coastal.
Source: (2002). Solanaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.