Cheiridopsis pillansii is a small cushion-forming or clumping, low-growing succulent perennial from the Aizoaceae family. The stems branch at ground level. They are short and produce just one or two leaf pairs each. The leaf pairs are similar and grow from the centre of older pairs. Leaves are pale grey with a mottled surface.
Each flower stalk protrudes above the leaves to present a single light yellow flower in autumn, 8 cm in diameter, with an orange tinge on the petal ends.
The plant in picture seems stressed from the summer drought and maybe from the absence of some shade. These plants rest in summer and grow in the rainy winter season (www.cactuspedia.info).