The family consists of 135 genera and around 1,900 species dicotyledonous flowering succulent plants.It includes a variety of species and forms distributed in deserts and rocky areas in America, Africa, Australia, and Asia.
Some varieties of the Aizoaceae family such as Delosperma N.E.Br., Lithops N.E.Br., Conophytum N.E.Br., Messembryanthemum N.E.Br., Faucaria Tisch etc. are been widely distributed.