Annual or shrubby perennial herb to about 1.5 m tall, with zig-zagging stems bearing spines 1-1.5 cm long. Leaves to about 12 cm long, 5 cm wide, roundish, the margins sometimes toothed, spiny on the veins below. Stalks mostly 2-4 cm long. Flower clusters flat-topped, many together, with 1-6 flowers per cluster. Flowers about 2-2.5 cm wide, purplish, with pointed lobes. Fruit to 7 cm or so long, shiny orange, resembling a cow's udder.
Grown for the unusual zig-zagging stems and remarkable shiny orange fruits, but seen only in the floristry industry in the southern states.
Source: (2002). Solanaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.