This member of the Aizoaceae family was given this name by
Hans-Dieter Ihlenfeldt and Sigurd Jörgensen in 1973. It is found
in north western South Africa, growing in the wintertime in a well drained soil
or even grit with
some water and lots of sun. The swollen stems can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in
flowers are white.
genera name from Latin monile; 'neckless' and the species
ending means 'looking like a Monilaria' as it first was
described as an
IPNI also claims Martin
Heinrich Gustav Schwantes described it in 1929.
is a winter-grower.