This is an interesting group of plants where there is usually a male and a female plants (referred to as dioecious) looking rather different from each other. They seem to be grazed by game occasionally. Clutia laxa can grow to be a shrub of about 1 meter tall that sprouts after fire. The creamy white flowers are about 5mm in diameter and are larger on the female plant than on the male plant. On Gondwana it can be found in a variety of different habitats and is well adapted to Renosterveld, Waboomveld, Protea Fynbos and Grassy Fynbos.