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Plant Form: Perennial climber.
Size: Up to 5 m long.
Stem: Woody, with large-hooked spines to 30 mm. Flattened, green shoots form pseudo-leaves (cladodes) replacing true leaves.
Leaves: Reduced, scale-like, replaced by cladodes (pesudo-leaves) 30-90 x 3-7mm, slightly sickle-shaped.
Flowers: Several in a line, small, white, with six petal-like tepals.
Fruit and Seeds: Reddish, spherical berry 7-10 mm across, with 1-3 seeds.
Habitat: Weedy rainforests, riverbanks, urban bushland.
Distinguishing Features: Similar to other Asparagus species but with larger cladodes, and large hooked spines on stems.