This species is the only one in its genus and is endemic to the western part of the Little Karoo. The plants may occur in great numbers in clayey soils, usually with some quartz. Older leaves are often covered in an unsightly black fungus. The flowers appear in late winter and early spring.
The flowering plants were photographed near the Garcia Pass 13 Sept. 2011, the other three yesterday, at the southwestern border of the Anysberg Nature Reserve.