Woody shrub 30–60 cm high; crushed leaves give a distinct curry smell.
Leaves broad-ovate, 3.5–9 cm long, base cordate.
Cymes usually terminal, few- to several-flowered; flowers 15–30 mm diam., yellow to orange. Sepals and petals equal, 6–12 mm long. Stamens often basally united in 5 bundles, not persistent. Styles 3.
Berry 7–10 mm long, fleshy, purple to black when ripe.