Succulent perennial, 3-7 cm tall, occurring in dry rocky scrub. Stems 9-13 mm in diameter, 5-angled, tubercles tipped with a hard tooth. Flowers 2.5-5 cm in diameter with spreading lobes, covered on the inside with fleshy pointed papillae.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Huernia hystrix var. hystrix. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146780, retrieved 30 September 2016