CRASSULACEAE - STONECROP FAMILY
Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, usually succulent. Leaves opposite or alternate, sometimes in rosettes, undivided, exstipulate. Flowers in cymes, spikes or racemes, actinomorphic, hermaphrodite, hypogynous or slightly perigynous, 3−32-merous. Petals free or united below into a tube. Stamens as many as and alternating with the petals or twice as many. Carpels as many as petals, free or connate at the base, superior, rarely with one, usually with numerous, anatropous ovules. Scale-like nectaries usually present at the base of the carpels. Fruit a group of follicles; seeds very small; endosperm scanty or absent.
Davis PH (1972). Crassulaceae, In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 4: 209–210.
The “stonecrop family” includes perennial herbs or low shrubs and are found worldwide, but mostly occur in the Northern Hemisphere and southern Africa, typically in dry and/or cold areas where water may be scarce.They have thick and fleshyleaves and red, yellow, or white flower clusters. These family members are very popular ornamental plants inhorticulturebecause of their bizarre intriguing appearance, their durability and their low need for care.
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