The flowers of Gloveria integrifolia are small five-pointed stars. They have petals that are almost oblong, tips that are rounded. Flower colour is cream and pink or red. The flowers are about 7 mm in diameter, growing on slender stalks. Blooming commences in mid-spring, lasting until early summer. The flowers are unpleasantly scented.
This plant may be mistaken for Gymnosporia, another genus of the Celastraceae family to which both genera belong. Gloveria has bisexual flowers though, Gymnosporia species bear sexes on different flowers.
The leaves grow in fascicles or are clustered on dwarf spur-branchlets. Leaf shape is elliptic to obovate with a rounded tip, sometimes notched, occasionally pointed. The leaf colour is blue-green or grey-green. Leaf texture is thick and fleshy, leaf surfaces are hairless.
The plants grow in two discrete distributions, the one in the Western Cape and Little Karoo, the other near the coast in Namaqualand. The habitat is karoid scrub in shale-derived soils. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; http://redlist.sanbi.org).