Plant Form: Perennial climber.
Size: Up to 3 m long.
Stem: Woody, with spines to 10 mm. Short, green shoots form pseudo-leaves (cladodes) replacing true leaves.
Leaves: Reduced, scale-like, replaced by very narrow shoots 8-15 mm long, naked, in dense clusters of 7-12.
Flowers: Solitary or several, white, with six petal-like tepals 3-4 mm long, on stalks 5-10 mm.
Fruit and Seeds: Orange-red, spherical berry 5-6 mm across, with single seed.
Habitat: Old gardens; dry rainforests, urban bushland.
Distinguishing Features: Pseudo-leaves clustered as in Asparagus plumosus but longer.
Impacts: Smothers native vegetation.