Tarenna is a small tree with glossy foliage and slightly corky bark. The broad, smooth, pointed leaves are paired on the stem. The leaves are dark green above and lighter green below, with a scar between the leaves.The flowers are white and at the ends of the branchlets, and are followed by egg-shaped black fruits, 7 - 8 mm long, enclosing two seeds.
Species and varieties:
Tarenna pavettoides (False Bride's Bush), South Africa. Good in shady damp spots.