The stems of Chironia baccifera have some internode sections that are channelled, others not. It may be that the channelling changes at the nodes to other sides of the stems appearing cylindrical in parts, four-angled in other parts. A good reason for inspecting the next C. baccifera bush encountered a little more closely.
The stem branchings appear dichotomous, or nearly so, the branches almost forked equally.
The leaves are decussate in arrangement, oblong in shape with abruptly pointed to hooked tips. The dull, dark green to yellow-green blade surfaces are not entirely free from whitish vestiges of possible hairiness, appearing sparse and fine (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Manning, 2007; Pooley, 1998; iNaturalist).