Searsia batophylla, the bramble currant, is a medium-sized branching shrub with attractive foliage that makes it suitable and popular for gardens. This plant is endemic to the Steelpoort and Burgersfort or Sekhukhuneland area.
The branches tend to arch or droop outwards from the stem. The bark is smooth. The leaflets are greyish green above and grey to white below. The leaf margins are serrated, each tooth ending in a hair-like tip. Leaves tend to fold inwards or upwards along the axis of the central vein or midrib. Blooming occurs during spring in terminal sprays.
The specimen in picture was photographed during April in the North-West University Botanical Garden at Potchefstroom, where a good variety of indigenous and other interesting plants are well presented (Schmidt, et al, 2002; Coates Palgrave, 2002).