|Common Names - Orpine or Stonecroft Family||Synonyms -|
|Authority - J. St.-Hill or DC.||Total Number of genera - 40|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 1500|
|Plant forms - Tree/Shrub/Herb|
|World Distribution - Almost cosmopolitan, esp. S. Africa, absent in Australia, W. Pacific|
|Comments - Shrubs, herbs, sometimes treelets. Herbs (mostly), or shrubs (rarely), or lianas (rarely). worldwide, but mostly occur in the Northern Hemisphere and southern Africa, typically in dry and/or cold areas where water may be scarce.|
|1 - Bryophyllum.|
2 - Crassula.
3 - Kalanchoe.