Nymania capensis, a shrub of the Little Karoo, the Richtersveld and Namibia, may sometimes grow to a small tree (SA Tree List No. 295). The leaves are simple, spirally arranged on dwarf spur-branchlets and linear-lanceolate in shape.
The flowers, pink to scarlet, are sometimes less noticed than the colourful inflated fruit capsules. They both appear side by side in this picture. The flowers have overlapping petals forming cylindrical corolla tubes with slight bell-shaped bulges. Flowering occurs mainly in spring or early summer, but usually after any rain (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010).