Form: Evergreen, perennial, small columnar tree or multi-trunked shrub
Leaves: Simple, alternate, oblong, often clustered at the ends of branches, undulate leaf margins, glabrous
Flower: Dioecious, sessile, small greenish white flowers
Fruit: Sessile, small round black single-seeded berries, especially attractive to birds
Comments: Myrsine has similar foliage characteristics of the native Aridisia escallonioides but is easy to distinguish by its sessile fruit clusters and lack of reddish petiole color.