Prostrate or sprawling shrub or perennial forb to 20cm tall. Leaves fleshy, alternating along the stems, 0.4-0.6cm long, cylindrical to club-shaped, more or less flattened above, hairless, pointed. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), at the bases of the leaves.
Description and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 49c) (as Threlkeldia salsuginosa) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 281
eFloraSA with line drawing of fruiting body: http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/cgi-bin/speciesfacts_display.cgi?form=speciesfacts&name=Osteocarpum_salsuginosum