Perennial or biennial dwarf succulent with simple or branched columnar stems that are entirely covered by tightly clasping, fleshy, brownish, broadly egg-shaped leaves; margin of leaves membranous with a fringe of hairs.
Low lying (approx 200mm) crassula on sandy beach front trail (fore dunes) near Port Elizabeth. Only crassula at grid reference 3425BA
for what its worth. No information in Field Guides available to me and other information a bit confusing.
Cotyledon velutina more open structured inflorescences distinguishes them from C. orbiculata for me. Flowers also look more like former. Size about waist height. Found in open ground in the main rest camp and not in dense bush.