Faucaria is a genus of around 33 species of succulent subtropical plants of the family Aizoaceae. The name comes from the Latin word "fauces" (= animal mouth) because of the appearance of leaves. The natural habitat is in the Cape Province and the Karoo desert. Small plants of 8 cm diameter, with thick triangular leaves. On the edges of the leaves there are upright teeth in opposite pairs that looks like an animal mouth. It may become bushy.
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