Habit: Varronia brittonii grows as a shrub to small tree up to 3 m in height. The leaves are arranged alternately, linear to oblong in shape. The leaves are up to 6 cm in length (usually shorter) with a slightly crenate leaf margin. The surfaces of the leaves are short pubescent with resin dots.
The complete, perfect, actinomorphic flowers are arranged in short spikes. The calyx has 5 fused sepals. The corolla has 5 white, fused interiorly pubescent petals. There are 5 stamens that are attached to the rim of the corolla. The ovary is superior. The fruit is a drupe that turns red at maturity.
Habitat: Varronia brittonii grows in Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation – Shrublands (scrublands coppice).
Distribution: Varronia brittonii occurs throughout the islands in the Lucayan Archipelago and Cuba.
Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage: Varronia brittonii is not known to be used medicinally use in the Lucayan Archipelago.