Quaqua ramosa, a dwarf succulent growing a clump of erect four-angled stems, is found in parts of the Little Karoo. The stems show four arrays of small rounded tubercles creating the uneven, recognisable appearance. The stems are pale green, pale grey, brown or pale purplish.
The flowers grow in dense, sessile clusters scattered along the upper parts of the stems. The flowers have semi-erect, narrow, petal lobes folded almost double longitudinally. The dark maroon colouring on the finger-like pointed petals, contrasting against the dull appearance of the stems and the ambient colour scheme of the terrain, bring a quite spectacular contrast. Looking down into the flower centres, small white sections can be seen.
The plant in picture shows the fruits, paired follicles like small antelope horns from which the seeds will be released in due course.