Antidesma parvifolium Thwaites & F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1864) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 86. Type: Ad sinum Edgecombe Bay juxta portum Denisonii; Fitzalan.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 2-3 m tall but occasionally grows larger.
Leaf blades rather small, about 1.2-1.8 x 0.8-1 cm, often produced in tight, whorl-like spirals. Twigs slender, sparsely pubescent when young. Stipules small and inconspicuous, about 1 mm long. Lateral veins difficult to distinguish but forming loops. Domatia are tufts of hair but only apparent on the younger leaves.
Flowers borne in catkin-like spikes or racemes. Male flowers about 1 mm diam. at anthesis (excluding the stamens). Disk pale yellow, comparatively large, produced inside the anther filaments. Anthers +/- U-shaped in transverse section, +/- C-shaped at anthesis. Staminodes borne under the disk in female flowers. Ovules attached to one side of the ovary.