Englerophytum natalense, the silver-leaved milkplum or Natal milkplum, is a small to medium-sized tree of 4 m to 10 m in height, rarely 20 m (SA Tree List No 582). The bark is grey to brown and smooth until it starts flaking. The straight trunk may be fluted, its branches growing horizontally.
The species distribution is along the east coast in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, as well as in the Mpumalanga Lowveld, Swaziland and southern Mozambique.
The habitat is evergreen and coastal forest, often occurring in forest understoreys and margins or forested ravines, sometimes growing in groves (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Pooley, 1993; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997).