Drosanthemum lique, commonly known in Afrikaans as the doublaarvygie (dew leaf mesemb), is a branched shrub growing into a spreading, mounded shape up to 1 m tall but more commonly 40 cm.
Upper stems are thin, becoming dark early, their surfaces initially covered in white dots that may be the shortest of hairs. Older stems become hard and woody, losing the white dots while developing longitudinally streaked brown bark.
The species is distributed throughout the Little Karoo and parts of the arid inland Eastern Cape beyond the Baviaanskloof, as far as Cradock and Uitenhage. The plants grow among various vegetation types. It is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; www.redlist.sanbi.org).