The slender stem of Halleria lucida becomes up to 40 cm in diameter. The bark is usually pale brownish grey, rough from longitudinal fissures and flaking.
A substantial main stem was grown by this small tree near the coast in the Wilderness. It is common to see multiple thin stems emerging from the ground close together or branching at ground level, the plant often remaining a shrub.
The yellowish wood of H. lucida is hard and tough. It has served in the past as spear shafts or to start fire by friction (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997; Pooley, 1993).