Evergreen, much branched woody climber. Twigs glabrous. Leaves ovate to oblong, 2-8x 2-4 cm obtuse or subacute and mucronate at apex, sessile or connate on upper part of twigs, dark green and shining on upper surface, glaucous beneath, usually glabrous. Inflorescence sessile, with 2-8 flowers. Corolla usually 2,5-4,5 cm, whitish-yellow, often red-tinged; tube 3-4 x limb, glandular-puberulent outside. Stamens scarcely exserted. Style ±sericeous. Berries red. Fl. 5-6. Macchie, nr s.l.
Europe, N.W;Africa; literature records from Cyprus, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon lack confirmation. Medit. element.