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Family: Crassulaceae

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Saxifragales

Thirty-four genera and 1370 species (cosmopolitan except Australia and Western Pacific) of which six genera and 272 species are native to southern Africa. In addition, eight genera and 40 species are cultivated in southern Africa.  

Genera native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Adromischus

A total of 29 species, all endemic to southern Africa.

Cotyledon

All eleven species are native to southern Africa but some of them have distributions extending further north.

Crassula

About 300 species (including Africa, Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand) of which 160 are native to southern Africa.

Kalanchoe

About 200 species (tropical Africa, Madagascar, S and SE Asia, N Australia) of which 23 are native to southern Africa, one species is naturalised and an additional 11 species are cultivated in the region.

Pistorinia

One species native to southern Africa: Pistorinia distrata.

 

Tylecodon

All 48 species are endemic to southern Africa.

Other genera, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002). The species is listed for genera with only one species cultivated.

Aeonium

Three species cultivated, all native to the Canary Islands.

 

Dudleya

Record of one unidentified species cultivated.

 

Echeveria

Seven species cultivated; all native to the USA and Mexico.

 

Greenovia

Record of one unidentified species cultivated.

 

Rosularia sedoides

Native to northern India.

 

Sedum

Fourteen species cultivated.

 

Sempervivum

Record of one unidentified species cultivated.

 

Tacitus bellus

Native to Mexico.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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