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Climbing or scrambling ,
  or low shrub; branches terete to angled,
  with spines 3-4 mm; terminal branches spineless; cladodes 0.3-1.2 cm,
  in clusters of 5-20,
  capillary,
  soft; flowers in clusters of 2-8,
  axillary and terminal; pedicels 3-8 mm,
  jointed below the middle; bracts c. 1.5 mm,
  lanceolate,
  soon deciduous; perianth-segments c. 4 mm,
  white to yellowish; stamens c. 3 mm; anthers yellow; ovary with 6-8 ovules in each cell; style c. 1 mm,
  3-branched; berry 5-6 mm,
  spherical,
  red,
  1-seeded; seeds c. 4 mm,
  rugose.

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