The leaf thickness and succulence of Exomis microphylla var. microphylla can be observed in this photo. Microphylla means small leaves (Greek). Exomis means without a shoulder (also Greek).
Leaf decoctions of the plant using water or milk are known in traditional medicine for treating a variety of ailments including epilepsy and cramps (Van Wyk and Gericke, 2000).