Spiny Fan Flower; Maroonbush; Fan Bush; Prickly Fan Flower; Currant Bush; Poontoo
Shrub to 2m tall. A spine usually at the base of each leaf cluster, and the tips of the branchlets also often spiny. Leaves rather thick and fleshy, in clusters on the branchlets. Leaves 0.5-3.6cm long, 1-6mm wide, flat, hairy or hairless, with blunt tips. Flowers white to cream or yellow, tubular, the tube split to the base, with 5 lobes, solitary at the bases of the leaves. Fruit purple or black.
Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 638