The Crassulaceaeare a family of dicotyledon plants and it includes about 1,400species spread all over the world except in Australia, being most typical for the Northern hemisphere and South Africa.
The leaves are succulent, simple and without stipules. The flowers are regular, bisexual, in a cluster, sorghum or shield racemepollinated entomophilically. The fruit is a pericarpium.
Many species are used as ornamental plants.