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A many-branched evergreen under-shrub growing up to 1 meter high and up to 10 meter in diameter. The twigs are slender, erect, and greyish-green. The leaves are opposite, lance-shaped, and successive leaf pairs are perpendicular. White flowers grow in dense bunches. The fruits are purplish-green, oval-shaped, and about 5 cm long. When they are ripe, they are yellow to light brown; they split open releasing numerous tufted seeds that are blown by the wind.
Gravelly, sandy, and rocky soils, often at the edge of wadi beds. These plants spotted in Wadi Connection, Dahab.
The stem and sap are used medicinally by the Bedouin on infected sores. Leaves are used to treat colic and open sores and cuts.