This is a small to medium sized tree, found growing beside water-courses and billabongs. It grows to about 5 metres in height or perhaps a little more. The bark of the trunk is deeply grooved and has a cork like texture. The leaved are dark green, oval shaped, with a waxy feel. During the months of Nov and Dec, the tree produces masses of small, edible berries, which turn from green to red and sometimes to black when fully ripe.
The dark red or black fruit my be eaten raw and has a sweet taste. The presence of this . . .