Maytenus procumbens, the dune koko tree, is densely bushy with somewhat drooping branches, sometimes growing taller than 6 m (SA Tree List No. 401.1). It occurs along much of the South African south and east coast in dune scrub and wooded areas to altitudes of about 150 m.
The bark is pale yellowish brown, sometimes becoming fissured on old trees. The clusters of white to greenish white flowers may appear in winter, but may be seen up to the end of the following summer (Coates Palgrave, 2002).