Habit: Crossopetalum iliciifolium grows along the ground rarely above 15 cm in height spreading in patches up to 75 cm in diameter. The leaves are arranged oppositely, ovate, with a margin that is dentate spinose. The leaves are flat and not twisted.
The complete, perfect, actinomorphic flowers are arranged in few flowered groups in leaf axils. The calyx has 2 unfused greenish sepals. The corolla has 4 unfused greenish-white petals. There are 4 stamens. The inferior ovary has 4 locules. The fruit is a red berry at maturity that is sessile on the stem.
Habitat: Crossopetalum iliciifolium grows along the ground in Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation – Forest/Shrubland (Coppice) on limestone substrate and in Pine Woodlands.
Distribution: Crossopetalum iliciifolium occurs in the northern island groupings in the Lucayan Archipelago and in Cuba.
Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage: Crossopetalum iliciifolium has no known medicinal use in the Lucayan Archipelago.