Shrub that can grow to 24 ft tall (8m) with long thorns that can be 3 inches (8cm) long. Underside of leaves is silver with brown spots. Sweet-scented yellow-white tubular flowers. Edible olive-shaped fruit is reddish with silver scales. Leaves, stems and root used medicinally for asthma, cough, diarrhea, cancer, hemorrhoids, astringent.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz