Diospyros maritima is found in vine thickets and on crests of coastal dunes. It is quite rare on the Dampier Peninsula but common in the north Kimberley. This shrub/ small tree grows around 5 m high and has a distinct creamy-yelloe flower which flowers between February – March. It has a large globular berry which turns orange when ripe. This species has been used as a fish poison in Vietnam, however, no traditional uses are known of for Kimberley Aboriginal people.