The branched, creeping Raphionacme hirsuta stems are fleshy and terete or cylindrical, sometimes changing course at nodes. The internodes are sometimes long enough to expose the faintly reddened stems.
The opposite leaves are short-stalked, in picture appearing hairless. Their leathery blades are rigid with slight shine, the thick-based midrib diminishing to its tip. Evenly spaced ascending lateral veins emerge from the midrib, not quite reaching the margins visibly.
The dull, grey-green buds showing the hairy outsides of their corolla lobes are sometimes markedly twisted when young (Smith, et al, 2017; Pooley, 1998; iNaturalist).