Erepsia anceps, commonly known as one of the altydvygies, has flowers with narrow, spoon-shaped, pink or magenta petals and yellow centres. What one sees in the flower centre is a dense cluster of staminodes (infertile stamens without anthers), with the real stamens and styles hidden from sight underneath. The branches of the plant grow in a semi-erect habit into a small shrublet to about 30 cm in height. The leaves are sparsely scattered along the stems with single flowers appearing at branch ends. Blooming occurs in summer into autumn, often after fires. As with some other species of the genus, the plant’s reseeding benefits greatly from fires. This plant is found in the far south-western parts of the Cape, from the Peninsula outwards, growing on lower sandstone slopes (Smith et al, 1998; Manning, 2007).