A scrambling vine found across northern Australia in a range of habitats including rainforest, tropical woodland and arid areas. The bush does not have leaves, but produces a mass of green, pencil thick, succulent branches. Small white flowers appear from late winter to spring. When broken, the branches exude a white coloured sap. (See above photo).
The sap was used by Aboriginal people as a bush medicine. It was applied with some success to stop wounds bleeding, and help cure sores and skin rashes. The white sap is corrosive -- keep well away from the mouth and eyes . . .