Monechma incanum, in Afrikaans the netvetbos (caul fat bush), is a perennial shrub that becomes 80 cm tall. The young pale brown or whitish grey branches tend to curve downwards, even anchoring in the ground by adventitious rooting.
This is a common Karoo and Little Karoo plant that also occurs in the Northern Cape, the Free State and Namibia. It grows abundantly in rocky places in clay or sandy soil and on flood plains.
The plant is not threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Shearing and Van Heerden, 2008; www.redlist.sanbi.org).