Halleria elliptica, the rock tree-fuchsia, is usually a shrub, rarely a small tree reaching 2 m, rarely 3 m (SA Tree List No. 670.2). It is similar to its better known and larger relative, H. lucida. Both are sometimes called kinderbessie (children berry) in Afrikaans. H. elliptica has smaller flowers.
The species distribution is in the Western Cape from Tulbagh to Worcester and Swellendam.
Its habitat is shrubland on lower slopes and along streambanks. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Coates Palgrave, 2002; http://redlist.sanbi.org).