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Frithia pulchra11.jpg
Frithia pulchra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Frithia

Frithia is a genus of succulent plant in 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) has epidermal windows as an adaptation to the difficulties of photosynthesis in its arid environment.


They 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: