Woody at base; branches intricate,
scabridulous; leaves minute,
scale-like; cladodes 3-6,
in a cluster,
spinescent at tip; flowers 1-2; c. 2.5 mm,
pedicels 2-3 mm,
jointed below middle; perianth-segments c. 2.5 mm,
the inner shorter than the outer,
incurved; berry 6-7 mm,
1-seeded; seeds c. 4 mm,
Distribution in Egypt
Height: 40-80 cm
Life History and Behavior
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