The Swamp Satinash an endemic and is one of the more handsome of the native satinashes (Syzygium spp.), and also one of the more recognizable. It has very regular elliptic opposite leaves borne on twigs that are angular. More distinctively, the leaves seem to wither orange-red before falling. The edible fruits are a beautiful purple. The bark is red-brown to orange brown.
I have seen this species growing right down to the coast on the strandline.