Small branched shrub, up to 30 cm tall. Leaves small, 5-15 mm long, elliptic, strongly revolute, with dense, grey, stellate indumentum. Cincinnus rigid, with 3-8 subsessile flowers. Sepals pubescent within. Capsules densely pubescent. Fl. 4. Coastal scrub and sand-dunes.
N. Africa & E. Mediterranean area, especially near the coast, Arabia. Medit. element.