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Family: RUSCACEAE 

 Ruscus streptophyllus
 
  
Author:  Peter Frederick Yeo 1966
Family:  Ruscaceae
Habitat:  Madeira
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3-4 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  White/Blue
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

   This member of the Ruscaceae family was described by Peter Frederick Yeo in 1966. It is found on Madeira, growing in peat with some water and some sun. It will grow up to 40 centimetres, the flowers are white and blue, and the ear-ring-like fruits are red.

The bizarre leaves with the flowers in the middle are actually not leaves at all, but flattened branches known as phylloclades or cladodes.