Description: It is a low,
wrinkled, plant forming a mat with succulent leaves arranged in
and carrot like roots,
will eventually form large caudex in time.
Root: Tuberous, gorgeous,
fleshy up to 18 cm long.
Leaves: In 6-8 pairs,
2-3 cm long, 0,6-0,9 cm wide, 0,3-,0,4 mm
thick. They are opposite but of different lengths, spreading diagonally
at most (Often erected under dry conditions) generally dark-green or
soft, ovate, lanceolate, sharpened on the top, keeled, the upper surface
is slightly convex especially near the points, The adaxial and abaxial
surfaces are rough
with fine warts (idioblasts)
prominent in the upper leafs surface, sometime with a central channel.
Flowers: 2-2,5 cm in diameter, daisy-like flowers, yellow
with a red stripe down each petal.
Blooming season: Winter.
Fruit: Capsules up to 8 mm tall and 8-11 mm wide (valve wings
approx 2-3 times as broad as the expanding keels).
Seeds: 1,4-1,9 mm long, 1,2-1,6 mm large.