forsteroides is a common cushion plant especially in the eastern
and central mountains. It forms dense dark green cushions that are
often intermixed with other cushion plants. It has a fine hair at the
tip of each leaf.
It can be confused with
which has dense hairy leaf axils, and
which has reddish tips to the leaves and lacks hairs. Other
superficially similar cushion
species) have distinctly yellowish green foliage. Chionohebe
ciliolata is only known from a single ridge on Ben Lomond.