Short-stemmed succulent to 12 cm. Leaves flattened-obovoid, shorter than 10 mm. Flowers on branched peduncles, pink, stamens 25.
Short-stemmed, clumped, succulent perennial, up to 120 mm tall, bristles and hairs well-developed, shorter or longer than leaves. Leaves spreading at right angles to stem, flattish obovoid, apex blunt and mostly rough with minute hooks, seldom papillate. Flowers on branched peduncles, pale to dark pink, stamens ± 25, seeds ± bluntly spiky. Oct.-Dec.(-Mar.).