Tylecodon albiflorus grows from an underground tuber , which reaches a diameter of up to 3.5 cm, as a poorly branched succulent plant and is up to 6 cm high and 14 cm wide. The upright to spreading one to three shoots are 1 to 3 cm long. The main shoot reaches a diameter of up to 3 cm and is covered with a yellowish brown, peeling bark with underlying greenish tissue. The leaves, which are crowded in apical rosettes, are spread out or bent back and are elliptical-spatulate to obovate and flat. They are 3 to 5.5 cm long and 0.9 to 2.2 cm wide, wedge-shaped at the base and furrowed on the top, blunt at the tip and covered with glandular hairs .
The inflorescences form 13 to 27 cm long, upright to spreading thyrs with 1 to 3 monochasias , which in turn end in 1 to 3 upright single flowers. The peduncle of the inflorescence is hairy glandular to downy and covered with 5 mm long, spatulate bracts . The flower stalk is about 12 mm long. The tubular corolla is 12 to 15 mm long and 4.5 mm wide. It is green in color and has glandular to downy hairs on the outside. The tips are 10 mm long and colored white on the top.
Systematics and distribution
- E. van Jaarsveld: Tylecodon . In: Urs Eggli (Ed.): Sukkulenten-Lexikon Volume 4 Crassulaceae (Dickblattgewächse) Ulmer, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-8001-3998-7 , p. 371.
- In: South African Journal of Botany . Volume 55, Number 3, 1989 p. 333.