A small, single-stemmed tree with trunk-like branches each with a rounded crown of dark green branchlets which leave the stem at right angles and then curve sharply to grow upwards. The branchlets are usually 4-winged constricted into segments. Each bears stout grey spines along its length. It bears greenish-yellow flowers which are produced above the spines. The fruit is a 3-lobed capsule about 7mm in diameter.
As a landscaper who specialises in indigenous, wildlife-friendly gardens, I draw my inspiration from nature and strive to create gardens that contribute to the biodiversity of an area. In my journey, I see spectacular plants and the fascinating creatures that co-exist with them.This plant book shares a constantly growing collection of the marvels that I’ve encountered. I hope it will give you an increased appreciation of our indigenous flora and fauna and spur you into restoring the natural ecology of the area in which you live.