I met this small tree in the rainforests of Davies Creek and my first thoughts were that it was some kind of Lily Pilly on the basis of the opposite leaves. On closer examination it was clear that this plant had toothed leaves and a hairy leaf underside, not something that Syzygiums exhibit.
The characters of the plant were very distinctive and easy to key out using the rainforest key. In the field however, many of the members can be quite nondescript. Nonetheless, opposite toothed margined leaves with veins that form loops with the leaf lamina are good indications of a Monimiaceae, the family to which this botanical darling belongs. The Monimiaceae is a small botanical family which do not very widely known members. Nonetheless, the family is allied with the large family of the Laurels (Lauraceae), which many would be familiar with at least in the form of the avocado and cinnamon. It would be wonderful if I could encounter this tree when it is in its peak flowering period – the flowers of the Monimiaceae are quite strange and unlike most other flowers. More on this when I encounter some!