Native to SW. Africa and S. Africa, this genus consists of small plants with prostrateforming clumps. The are 4- to 6-angled, short and thick, with short teeth. The are solitary, or grow several together, like small stars. Cultivation is as for . About 15 species are classified.
Duvalia elegans. Cape Province. The stems are prostrate, about 1 inches long and I inch thick; the angles blunt and toothed. Flowers are blackish-violet inside, with long purple hairs.