Evergreen dioecious tree or shrub up to 6 m tall. Short trunk, usually hidden by dense and intertwining branches. Reddish aromatic leaves (smell of turpentine when crushed). Three to thirteen finely toothed leaflets, which lack leaf stalks and have very pale veins and midribs. White flowers, short-branched clusters of glossy, green, juicy fruit, turn bright red and dessicate into a papery shell surrounding a single seed.
Terrestrial- wetland environments
Seeds are dispersed by birds and mammals.
Alleopathic. Casts deep shade and excludes understorey. Fruits poisonous. People can have skin reactions to leaves and other parts of the tree.
Yearly monitoring for at least three years following control.
1. Hand pull seedlings and saplings.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.