CRASSULACEAE - Stonecrop Family

Succulent herbs or undershrubs, annuals or perennials

Leaves opposite or alternate, simple without stipules

Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, in cymose infls.

Pistils free or united at base

Fruit a follicle

Seed small with little or no endosperm

25 genera, 900 species

Economic uses:
Horticultural - Crassula (Jade Plant), Sedum (Stonecrop)

Diagnostic characteristics: succulent, scalelike gland at base of ovary, apocarpous