These old stems of Anacampseros recurvata subsp. recurvata show their beige to yellow-brown surfaces where leaves and their covering bract shields have disappeared. Curving variously across each other, they recline at this stage. Young stems may still be carried erectly.
Endemic to the Northern Cape, the subspecies is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century.
This plant used to be called Avonia recurvata subsp. recurvata (iSpot; www.redlist.sanbi.org).