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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Sempervivoideae
Tribus: Sedeae
Genus: Graptopetalum
Subgenera: G. subg. Glassia – G. subg. Graptopetalum

Species: G. amethystinum – G. bartramii – G. bellum – G. filiferum – G. fruticosum – G. glassii – G. grande – G. macdougallii – G. marginatum – G. mendozae – G. occidentale – G. pachyphyllum – G. paraguayense – G. pentandrum – G. pusillum – G. rusbyi– G. saxifragoides – G. superbum


Graptopetalum Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 296. 1911.

Type species: Graptopetalum pusillum Rose

Primary references

Rose, J.N. 1911. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 13: 296.

Additional references

Byalt, V.V. 2012. A new system of the genus Graptopetalum Rose (Crassulaceae) [in Russian]. Novosti Sistematiki Vysshikh Rastenii 43: 70–83. Full issue PDF. Reference page. 


Hassler, M. 2019. Graptopetalum. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Dec 05. Reference page. 
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Graptopetalum. Published online. Accessed: Dec 05 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Graptopetalum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Dec 05. Reference page. 
Tropicos.org 2019. Graptopetalum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 05 Dec 2019.

Vernacular names
English: leatherpetal
suomi: Paksuvarret
русский: Граптопеталум
中文: (中国大陆)

Graptopetalum (leatherpetal) is a plant genus of the family Crassulaceae. They are perennial succulent plants and native to Mexico and Arizona. They grow usually in a rosette. There are around 19 species in this genus.[1]

Graptopetalum amethystinum (Rose) E.Walther – Lavender pebbles, jewel-leaf plant
Graptopetalum bartramii Rose – Patagonia Mountain leatherpetal, Bartram'sstonecrop
Graptopetalum bellum (Moran & Meyran) D.R.Hunt
Graptopetalum filiferum (S.Watson) Whitehead
Graptopetalum fruticosum Moran
Graptopetalum glassii Acev.-Rosas & Cházaro
Graptopetalum grande Alexander
Graptopetalum macdougallii Alexander
Graptopetalum marginatum Acev.-Rosas & Cházaro
Graptopetalum mendozae Glass & M.Cházaro Basáñez
Graptopetalum occidentale Rose ex E.Walther
Graptopetalum pachyphyllum Rose
Graptopetalum paraguayense (N.E.Br.) E.Walther – Mother of pearl plant, ghost plant
Graptopetalum paraguayense subsp. bernalense Kimnach & R.C.Moran
Graptopetalum pentandrum Moran
Graptopetalum pusillum Rose
Graptopetalum rusbyi (Greene) Rose – San Francisco River leatherpetal
Graptopetalum saxifragoides Kimnach
Graptopetalum saxifragoides var. fariniferum Kimnach[2]
Graptopetalum superbum (Kimnach) Acev.-Rosas


Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them, pp. 410–411. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
"Tropicos - Graptopetalum saxifragoides var. fariniferum Kimnach". Retrieved 25 October 2017.
"Search for Graptopetalum". The Plant List. The Plant List. Retrieved 2017-10-25.

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