Searsia batophylla, the bramble currant, is a medium sized branching shrub with attractive foliage that makes it a suitable and popular garden subject. 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, with each tooth ending in a hair-like tip. Leaves tend to fold inwards or upwards along the axis of the central vein. They are a little wrinkled and are hairy above. Blooming occurs during spring in terminal sprays ((Schmidt et al 2002; Coates Palgrave, 2002).
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.