Growth Form: Evergreen tree species that can grow as a shrub or a small tree, but is also known to reach a height of 25 m, with a fine-leafed crown.
Trunk: Bark brown in colour, narrowly ridged and fissured.
Foliage: Leaves narrowly-elliptic in shape, 4-8 cm long and 1-3 cm wide, light green in colour, bottom surface waxy.
Flowers: Small, white to yellow in colour.
Fruits: Bright red in colour, ellipsoidal in shape, up to 1.5 cm long, pulpy and containing a single stone.
In Singapore, this tree is common only in relatively undisturbed coastal areas in St John's Island and areas around Changi. It has a very appealing shade of green under sunlight. Its fruits are small oval berries that ripen to a brilliant red. Its flowers are small, white and mildly fragrant. This tree is slow growing with dense timber, which have been used for house-posts. The leaves of E. cuneatum are reported to be used as fish poison in the Philippines (Luzon). This Heritage Tree had a girth of 1.4m when measured in Year 2003.