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Plant Form: Evergreen shrub or tree.
Size: Up to 16 m tall.
Stem: Often multi-stemmed, with smooth and grey bark, becoming fissured with age.
Leaves: Compound leaves alternately arranged, 3-14 cm long with 5-13 leaflets, sometimes red-tinged, with a turpentine-like aroma when crushed.
Flowers: Small, inconspicuous white to off-white.
Fruit and Seeds: Abundant bright-red fleshy round fruit with single seeds.
Habitat: Coastal scrub, woodlands, riparian areas, wetlands.
Distinguishing Features: Leaves are broader and branches horizontal, compared to Pepper Tree (Schinus molle) which has drooping branches.