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Aizoaceae

The Aizoaceae or Fig-marigold family is from the order of Caryophyllales. It includes about 134 genera and about 1,067 species. This is a family of dicotyledonous plants. They are commonly referred to as Ice Plants, Carpetweeds, or Vygies in South Africa and New Zealand. The family was previously known as Ficoidaceae. Members of Aizoaceae are usually perennials or annuals, they are rarely shrubs or trees.

Aizoaceae members have fleshy globular leaves. Leaves are centric without a bifacial structure. They are opposite or whorled. Ice plants are called that since they have glistening bladder-like cells covering their stems and leaves. Aizoaceae members have bisexual, actinomorphic flowers with 5 sepals usually united at their base. They usually don’t have petals but some have a large number of skinny petals. There is no corona, The stamens are basally connate. They have numerous stamens and ovules. The fruit is a capsule with a large number of seeds.

The genera in the Aizoaceae family include:

Acrodon
Acrosanthes
Aethephyllum
Aizoanthemum
Aizoon
Aloinopsis
Amphibolia
Antegibbaeum
Antimima
Apatesia
Aptenia
Arenifera
Argyroderma
Aridaria
Aspazoma
Astridia
Bergeranthus
Berresfordia
Bijlia
Braunsia
Brianhuntleya
Brownanthus
Calamophyllum
Carpanthea
Carpobrotus
Carruanthophyllum
Carruanthus
Caryotophora
Caulipsolon
Cephalophyllum
Cerochlamys
Chasmatophyllum
Cheiridopsis
Circandra
Cleretum
Conicosia
Conophytum
Corpuscularia
Cylindrophyllum
Cypselea
Dactylopsis
Deilanthe
Delosperma
Dicrocaulon
Didymaotus
Dinteranthus
Diplosoma
Disphyma
Dorotheanthus
Dracophilus
Drosanthemum
Eberlanzia
Ebracteola
Enarganthe
Erepsia
Esterhuysenia
Eurystigma
Faucaria
Fenestraria
Frithia
Galenia
Gibbaeum
Glottiphyllum
Gunniopsis
Hallianthus
Hammeria
Hereroa
Hymenocyclus
Hymenogyne
Ihlenfeldtia
Jacobsenia
Jordaaniella
Juttadinteria
Kensitia
Khadia
Lampranthus
Lapidaria
Leipoldtia
Lithops
Machairophyllum
Macrocaulon
Malephora
Maughaniella
Mesembryanthemum
Mestoklema
Meyerophytum
Micropterum
Mitrophyllum
Monilaria
Mossia
Namibia
Nananthus
Neohenricia
Neorhine
Octopoma
Odontophorus
Oophytum
Ophthalmophyllum
Opophytum
Ottosonderia
Phyllobolus
Platythyra
Pleiospilos
Prepodesma
Psammophora
Psilocaulon
Punctillaria
Rabiea
Rhinephyllum
Rhombophyllum
Ruschia
Ruschianthemum
Saphesia
Sarcozona
Sceletium
Semnanthe
Sesuvium
Skiatophytum
Smicrostigma
Sphalmanthus
Stigmatocarpum
Stoeberia
Synaptophyllum
Tanquana
Tetragonia
Thyrasperma
Titanopsis
Trianthema
Tribulocarpus
Vanheerdea
Vanzijlia
Verrucifera
Zaleya
Zeuktophyllum

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Drosanthemum floribundum
Carpobrotus edulis
Carpobrotus edulis

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