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