Cadaba aphylla is a shrub of medium height. The plants often grow entangled in other plants making them rather inconspicuous except when in flower. The plants are very hardy and can withstand many different environmental conditions.
Locally the plants are called Swartstorm (Afr.) (Eng: Black Storm).
The plants are widely distributed in desert areas of southern Africa, but also inhabit more tropical landscape.
Cadaba aphylla belongs to the family Capparaceae.