Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Woody at base; branches intricate,
  angular,
  scabridulous; leaves minute,
  deltoid,
  scale-like; cladodes 3-6,
  0.5-1 cm,
  in a cluster,
  rigid,
  unequal,
  spreading,
  linear,
  angular,
  spinescent at tip; flowers 1-2; c. 2.5 mm,
  pedicels 2-3 mm,
  nodding,
  jointed below middle; perianth-segments c. 2.5 mm,
  stellate,
  the inner shorter than the outer,
  incurved; berry 6-7 mm,
  globose,
  blackish,
  1-seeded; seeds c. 4 mm,
  globose,
  rugose,
  black.

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Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Egypt,
  Egypt

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Global Distribution

Sardinia,
  Sicily,
  Greece,
  Crete,
  North Africa,
  Palestine.

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Physical Description

Size

Height: 40-80 cm

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Ecology

Habitat

Rocky ground.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Perennial

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