The Atwakeye (Wild Orange) is a small slender tree about 3.5m high with rough dark bark and weeping foliage. The flowers are attractive and fragile, and the fruits hang down on long stalks, turning yellow or reddish at maturity. The northern wild orange is found in a wide variety of habitats but most common on river flats. Fruit most often ripen during February.
Aboriginal people generally consider the fruit of this species to be better than those of the other wild oranges. The green fruit is often ripened in hot sand.