AppearanceShrubby tree reaching up to 1.50 metres . Branches blackish red. provided with strong yellow spines, close to each other, often 3-parted. Leaves glabrous, sessile, 15–25 millimetres long over 5–7 millimetres wide, strongly innerved.
Inflorescence in racemes smaller than leaves. Perianth made of 6 petal-like yellow sepals, 4–5 millimetres in diameter. Stamens ; anthers oval. Ovary topped by a thick sessile stigma. Fruit an ovate blackish berry.
DistributionMiddle mountain, eastern slope, Hermon, Antilebanon.
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