Staminodes longer or shorter than stamens.
Fruit up to 2·5 cm. long, edible, plum–shaped, 1–5(6)–seeded, with brittle orange or red epicarp; fruiting calyx spreading to reflexed.
Flowers sweetly scented, in axillary fascicles of 1–3; pedicels 8–20 mm. long, lengthening considerably from bud to fruit.
Many–stemmed shrub, or tree, 1·5–20 m. tall; bark rough; crown (in large specimens) hemispherical.
Corolla up to 8·5 mm. long, white, cream–coloured or pale pink; lateral segments narrowly triangular or lanceolate, median segment elliptic with narrow attachment, longer or shorter than laterals; tube c. 1 mm. long.
Young stems appressed brownish pubescent, soon glabrescent.
Leaves 3·5–9·5 x 2·2–7 cm., elliptic, broadly elliptic, obovate or suborbicular; apex rounded, often slightly emarginate or apiculate, base acute; petiole 1·3–4 cm. long. Upper leaf surface glossy, usually with prominent midrib and vein reticulation but sometimes the latter obscured by the thick leathery cuticle, glabrous.,Lower surface mat, with prominent midrib and level or raised reticulation, glabrous or sparsely greyish appressed–pubescent.