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Glossopetalon spinescens spinescens (Glossopetalon spinescens spinescens)


This shrub forms a dense, erect clump of many thin, branching, thorny stems approaching 2 metres (6.6 ft) in maximum height. The green oval leaves are less than two centimeters long. Small white-petalled flowers appear in the leaf axils. The fruit is a single or double follicle a few millimeters wide.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Crossosomatales

            • Family: Crossosomataceae

              • Genus: Glossopetalon