The former Abromeitiella brevifolia, a name still used by many, especially in the succulent world. An interesting, miniature terrestrial from Bolivia and Argentina, smallest of the genus, with neat, compact rosettes about the diameter of a U.S. nickel, with short, succulent, silvery leaves ending in a sharp spine.
In nature it grows on steep hillsides or rock faces in cool, arid regions, forming mounds of tens of thousands of plants. Adapts well to pot culture, forming pillow-like clusters. Likes plenty of water in warm weather, but prefers to be allowed to dry thoroughly after watering.