A small to sometimes fairly large shrub with spiny branches, large, lobed, hairy leaves and small, hairy, orange to red fruits, widerspread in tropical South America.
Germination: Soak seeds for 3-6 hours in lukewarm water. Cover only slightly with substrate: coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite. Keep bright and constantly moist but not wet. Germination takes 3-6 weeks.