A geophyte gem of Madagascar. A caudiciform that has sinuously growing thick branches that form roots on the undersides and are thicker than the type form. The foliage is reddish-brown with light pink veining and are mainly lanceolate. Color increases with bright light and age. The cataphyls can be reddish green to red-brown in color. Seedlings form a caudex that is subterranean, but can be elevated at repotting.