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This search feature groups succulent species by their growth habit (or form). If you are trying to identify a particular succulent plant without knowing which genera to check, this will help you narrow your search based on the way your plant looks. Unfortunately, this is still only a rough guide and some forms are typical of hundreds of species. Additionally, young plants often look quite different once they are mature. Keep in mind, the forms below represent the mature habit of the species they represent.

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Click on one of the growth forms below for more info.

Angled


Bead-Leaf


Biennial


Branching


Branching, Cushion-forming


Branching, Herbaceous


Brancing, Cushion-forming


Bulb


Caespitose


Caudiciform


Cauduciform


Cauduciform, Dwarf


Climbing


Clumping


Clustering


Columnar


Compact


Compact to caespitose


Compact to Globose, Tooth-leaved


Compact, Rough-leaved


Compact, Tongue-leaved


Compact, Tooth-leaved


Creeping


Creeping Annual


Creeping, Cushion


Cushion


Cushion-forming


Cylindical


Cylindrical


Cylindrical-Pendent


Decumbent


Decumbent to Erect


Decumbent, Erect


Distichous


Dwarf


Dwarf, Branching, Tufted


Dwarf, Rosulate


Dwarf, Shrubby


Erect


Erect, Decumbent


Erect, Procumbent


Fernlike


Flat-leaved


Flattened-Leaflike


Flattened-Leaflike, Shrub


Geophytic


Globose


Globose-Cylindrical


Grass-like


Herbaceous


Herbaceous Perennial


Leaflike


Leafy


Maculate


Mat-forming


Mat-forming, Clumping


Pendulent


Pendulent, Prostrate


Pendulous


Perennial


Procumbent


Prostrate


Prostrate to Decumbent annual


Purple


Rock-Like


Rosette


Rosette, Clumping


Rosette, Maculate


Rosette, Procumbent


Rosette, Shrub


Rosette, Shrubby


Rosette, Solitary


Rosette, Spiralled


Rosette, Stemmed


Rossette


Rosulate


Segmented


Shrub


Shrub to Cushion


Shrubby


Shrubby-Treelike


Shrubby, Clumping


Shrubby, Mat-forming


Shrublet


spiral


Sprawling


Spreading


Spreading, Angled


Subshrub


Tongue-Leafed


Tongue-Leaved


Tongue-leaved, Compact


Trailing


Tree


Treelike


Tufted


Tufted Mesemb


Tufted, Branching


Upright, Procumbent


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