Erect herb or shrub, branches and cladodes spirally arranged, spines absent; roots fibrous.
Leaves scale-like cladodes 3-6 in each axil, hairless.
Flowers axillary, solitary, chiefly spring-summer
Fruits most of year, a berry orange-red with one seed.
Wikipedia: The family Asparagaceae (formerly placed in the Liliaceae) has up to 300 species, all from the Old World, introduced in many countries throughout temperate and tropical regions. Many species from Africa are now included in the genera Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum.
Photo: Robert Whyte