Rounded shrub to 4m in height with prickly, holly-like leaves and groups of orange-red flowers about 5cm long which point downwards.
Common across the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia, it prefers hillsides but is sometimes found on sandplains, always growing with spinifex.
Locally, it can be found throughout the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, Watarrka and north along the Stuart Highway.
Where to find this plant at Alice Springs Desert Park
There is one plant located in the visitor centre courtyard. Also a few younger plants at the start of the Desert Rivers habitat.
Latz, P., 1995. Bushfires and Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs
Moore, P., 2005. A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia, Reed New Holland, Sydney