Shrub to 3 m tall with unpleasant-smelling foliage. Leaves alternate or opposite, mostly 3-10 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, hanging. Flowers 6-8, on stalks 1-3 mm long. Flowers white and without dots; winter to summer. Fruit flattened.
Leaves with an unpleasant smell.
M. bateae F. Muell. is similar but has sweet-smelling leaves more than 3 mm wide with the margins toothed, at least in the upper half.
Source: (2002). Myoporaceae. 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.