A procumbent annual with a characteristic covering of glistening papil¬lae. Leaves 3-8 cm long, 5-20 mm broad, more or less spathulate, succulent. Flowers solitary, terminal, pinkish red; pedicel up to 11 cm long. Sepals 5, ovate, persistent. Petals linear, up to 2 cm long, longer than the sepals. Outer stamens petaloid staminodes. Capsule star shaped on dehiscing.