It. aculeatus: shrub-like; leaves (or flattened shoots) evergreen, ovate with a prickly point; flowers small, white, the axillary pedicel adnate halfway along the leaf, so that the flower appears to grow from the centre of the leaf, on the upper side, which is turned downwards by a twist in the stalk; fruit red. - Woods and bushy heaths. Fl. March, April.