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Frithia pulchra superficially resembles plants from the genus Fenestraria. The plants can be distinguished from the latter by their finely papillose leaf tips, whereas the leaf-ends of Fenestraria are smooth.

The distribution of these unique plants is in the Magaliesberg area of the North West Province and Gauteng.

Frithia pulchra has very attractive flowers. The colour is magenta grading into white at the centre.

Frithia pulchraFrithia pulchra in habitat.

Frithia pulchraFrithia pulchra in habitat.