Perennial, short rhizomatous evergreen shrub with branching, woody stems. Leaves reduced to scales. Cladodes cauline, ovate to broadly lance-shaped. Flowers hermaphrodite, radially symmetrical, urnshaped to globular. Inflorescence a several-flowered, terminal raceme.Tepals 3+3, fused. Stamens 6, attached to tepal bases. Ovary superior, ovoid. Fruit a berry. Seeds few, pale yellow.
Unusual plants with scale-like leaves and leaf-like stems (cladodes). Grows in sun or shade.
1 species from Turkey, Syria and around the Caspian Sea.
Shrub with cladodes, terminal racemes, and berries with yellow seeds.