Description: Adenia keramanthus is a sparingly branched succulent herb or shrub from a tuberous rootstock (pachycaul). It is a quick growing plant that can reach up to 50-100 cm in height. It branches freely on the upper third and can bloom when only 15-20 cm tall. The flower is a cream-colored cup, facing downward, and producing a single seed pod. The flowers are often produced before the leaves are fully developed. The fruits, about the size of an egg, are bright red. This species is an exception in the genus because of the covering of fine grey or rusty brown hairs on the trunk and leaves. The general habit is that of a succulent, few-stemmed shrub rather than the vining form of many other species.