Crassulaceae

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Crassulaceae
Crassula ovata 700.jpg
Jade plant or Friendship Tree, Crassula ovata
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Faimily: Crassulaceae
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Genera

mony, see text

Rosularia flouer

Crassulaceae, or the orpine faimily, are a faimily o dicotyledons. They store watter in their succulent leafs. They are foond warldwide, but maistly occur in the Northren Hemisphere an soothern Africae, teepically in dry an/or cauld auries whaur watter mey be scarce. The faimily includes aboot 1,400 species in 33 genera.

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Pig's Ear Flower (Cotyledon orbiculata)

Nae memmer o this faimily is an important crop plant, but mony are popular for horticultur; mony memmers hae a bizarre intriguin appearance, an is quite hardy, teepically needin anly minimal care. Familiar species include the Jade plant or "friendship tree", Crassula ovata an "Florists' Kalanchoe", Kalanchoe blossfeldia.

Classification athin the faimily is difficult acause mony o the species hybridise readily, baith in the wild an in cultivation. Some aulder classifications included Crassulaceae in Rosales, but newer schemes treat them in the order Saxifragales.

Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM photosynthesis) is named efter the faimily, acause the paithwey wis first discovered in crassulacean plants.

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