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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Aizoaceae
Subfamilia: Ruschioideae
Tribus: Ruschieae
Genus: Frithia
Species: F. humilis – F. pulchra

Frithia N.E.Br., 1925.

Type species: Frithia pulchra N.E. Br.


Brown, N.E., 1925: Gardeners' Chronicle. London, Ser. III. lxxviii. 433, in clavi.


Hassler, M. 2018. Frithia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Frithia. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 07 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Frithia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 07. 2018. Frithia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 07.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Frithia. .

Vernacular names
svenska: Fingerbladssläktet

Frithia is a genus of succulent plants in the family Aizoaceae, indigenous to several small rocky areas in the vicinity of Gauteng Province, South Africa.

Like several of its close relatives (e.g. Fenestraria) and other plants in its ecotype (e.g. some species of Haworthia and Bulbine) it has epidermal windows (translucent areas in its leaves) as an adaptation to the difficulties of photosynthesis in its arid environment.

Frithia are summer-growing species, as their natural habitat lies in a summer-rainfall region. They grow in very well-drained, sandy soil, with repetitive light watering in summer and a dry environment in winter.

The genus contains the following species:

Frithia pulchra N.E.Br.
Frithia humilis Burgoyne.

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