Bushy plant with woody old branches and green jointed stems; tiny leaves and flowers at stem joints; membranous, pink-winged fruit. Absorbs and stores water rapidly in fleshy stems. Prevents water loss with reduced leaves.
Stony, limestone deserts and arid valleys, including Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Eastern Desert, and Wadi Araba.
Late summer and autumn.
Source of food for camels and rodents.