Perennial herbs with fleshy rhizomes. Fruit is c. 6 mm in diameter. A. drepanophyllus is leafless at flowering time, flowers are white/cream with strong odour and stems are thorny.
To help protect our environment:
Roadsides, gardens, cliffs, rocky outcrops, shrubland, woodland.
Seed dispersed by birds.
Potential to be highly invasive on cliffs, rocky outcrops, shrubland, woodland and in coastal ecosystems.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species. Please report to Auckland Council.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.