Shrub 2–3 m high or small tree to 12 m high; axillary spines solitary, straight or curved, to 40 mm long on juvenile shoots.
Leaves simple, oblanceolate to spathulate, 1–5.5 cm long, 2–12 mm wide; apex obtuse or emarginate, base attenuate, greyish green, finely pubescent, oil glands numerous and prominent; petiole c. 2 mm long.
Flowers on peduncles 2–6 mm long. Sepals 1–2 mm long. Petals 4–6 mm long, white. Some flowers lacking a fully developed stigma.
Berry ± globose, 10–20 mm diam., yellowish green.
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