Crassula pubescens subsp. pubescens is a dwarf leaf succulent reaching heights from 10 cm to 40 cm when in flower. This perennial is variable, somewhat like C. nudicaulis that does not have appendages to its petals.
The subspecies distribution is in the Western Cape from the Bokkeveld Plateau across the Little Karoo to the Eastern Cape as far as Port Elizabeth, now Gqeberha and coastally in the southern Cape from Bredasdorp to Mossel Bay. Two more subspecies grow in the Eastern Cape. The photo was taken west of Barrydale in karoid surroundings.
The habitat is rocky slopes among scrub, on outcrops and in crevices. None of the three subspecies is considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; iNaturalist; Wikipedia; http://redlist.sanbi.org).