This small tree is frequently found beside waterways in dense Tropical Woodland and coastal rainforest areas. When crushed, the glossy green leaves exude a mango like aroma. From April to September, the tree produces a fruit that looks like a large eucalyptus pod or "gum-nut". The fruit becomes soft and very smelly as it ripens.
The sticky pulp can be eaten raw, and the bitter seeds discarded. The ripe, yellowish-coloured fruit has a hot spicy taste similar to pepper or nutmeg. The inner bark of the tree may be sometimes used as a substitute for twine . . .