Prostrate shrub covered with glistening crystal-like papillae. Branches cylindrical. Leaves ovate or spatula-like to about 15 cm long, generally much less and 2-3 cm wide, often tinged red, margins wavy. Leaf stalk stout and partly surrounding stem. Flowers shortly stalked. Sepals tinged red. Petal-like stamens white with pink or reddish tips, fused for about two thirds of their length. Fruit to about 1 cm long, 5-8 mm wide, sepals curling back around it.
Naturalised on salt flats in southern Australia but occasionally grown in gardens or hanging baskets for the remarkable crystal-like papillae over its surface.
Source: (1997). Aizoaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.