Cheiridopsis turbinata is a dwarf shrublet of the Richtersveld and parts of Namaqualand. The leaves are paired with one or two new leaf pairs emerging at branch tops at the beginning of the winter rainy season. The leaf colour is grey-bluish to pale green, sometimes almost translucent. Each new pair replaces last year’s previous pair, which then withers away into dry papery sleeves during the next hot rest season. The leaves are long, erect, narrow, three-angled and oblong with a flat surface on the inside and a keel on the outside forming the other two surfaces. The keel curves inwards at the tip to meet the tapering ridges at the top of the inner surface margins. The bright yellow flowers appear in midwinter, growing solitary.
The plant used to be called Cheiridopsis peersii. There is a variation called C. turbinata var. minor which may be the plant shown here (http://davesgarden.co).