Flacourtia jangomas is a is a small, spiny, evergreen tree that branches from very low down on the bole. Trunk and branches are commonly thornless in old trees, but densely beset with simple or branched, blunt woody thorns when younger. Bark is light-brown to copper-red with a flaky texture and the leaves are light green and narrow ovate in shape. It produces small white to whitish green fragrant flowers. The relatively juicy fruits are rounded pink to dark red and about an inch wide.
Fruits are eaten both raw and cooked as a jam, and the bark is sometimes used medicinally.