This rainforest shrub is also found in areas of rainforest regrowth and is known by many common names from False Stinger, Native Mulberry, White Mulberry to White Nettle. As alluded to by some of the common names, this shrub belongs to the Nettle family but it does not have any stinging hairs. The plant has an overall ‘soft’ look and it seems readily recognizable by the often light reddish leaf stalks, along with a glaucous leaf underside.
The round fruits have a whitish translucent appearance and is polka dotted on the surface, like a strawberry. Indeed, this is due to the fruit being an aggregate fruit like the strawberry.