Corymbium africanum, commonly known as plampers or in Afrikaans heuningbossie (little honey bush), is a variable, clumped or tufted perennial that grows strap-shaped leaves to 20 cm in length and hairy stems to a height of about 30 cm. Both the colloquial names given here are also used for other plants of varying distance from this species in the interrelated plant world, making the official scientific names preferable for unambiguous identification.
The rough surfaced, narrow leaves, strap-shaped to thread-like with parallel venation, have tufts of woolly hairs at their bases.
The species distribution lies in the Western and Eastern Cape, ranging from the Cape Peninsula to the Cedarberg, but more along the coast and inland to the Swartberge and the Langkloof. The habitat is sandstone slopes and flats among fynbos. This plant was seen in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve at the end of October (Bean and Johns, 2005; Manning, 2007).