AIZOACEAE - Fig-marigold Family

Succulent herbs, rarely spiny

Leaves opposite or alternate, simple and entire, epidermis with large bladder-like cells

Seeds with perisperm, no endosperm

12 genera, 2500 species

Economic uses: horticultural - Lithops (Stone plant)

This family had once been united with the Molluginaceae but members of the Aizoaceae are betalain-producers