Climbing branched perennial spiny and woody vine to 12 m from a short rhizome. Inflorescence an axillary raceme. Cladodes linear-oblong, curved, 5-9 cm long, 1 nerved, 1-3 per node. Flowers numerous, bisexual, widely opening, 5-8 mm wide; summer.Tepals white. Fruit brown.
S and E Africa to Ceylon.
Sometimes grown in gardens as an ornamental.
Source: (2005). Asparagaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.