They are very slow-growing, semi-deciduous or deciduous, and succulent perennials with a few branches and many small, ovoidal leaves along the stems. Branches are pale-barked smooth with papery cortex. These woody-stemed desert shrubs have many short and ovoid gray-green leaves. Flowers, born on peduncles of 13-17mm long, with some minute ovate bracts 4mm long. Calyx with 2 phyllous, 5 rose-colored, obovate, 2mm long petals. Five stamens with linear filaments.