Anacampseros retusa is a species of succulent plant native to the Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa, as well as to Namibia. This species grows in rocky flats and stony slopes.
Anacampseros retusa is a dwarf proliferous, succulent-leaved plant with a short thickened caudex which has branch stems about 40 mm long. They form flat-topped rosettes of fleshy leaves, these dark blackish-green, club shaped with a very rounded triangular top, close-packed with short tufts of hair between them.The whole plant can eventually reach a height of up to 4.5 cm when mature (up to 10-15 cm in cultivation). This species so closely resembles Anacampseros comptonii in colouring and size that a close inspection is sometime needed to distinguish them. Its larger rose- pink flowers, several on a stouter stem, distinguish it at once.