Adromischus is a genus containing around 30 species of perennial succulents and evergreen subshrubs from the Crassulaceae family. The name Adromischus comes from the Greek word "adros" meaning 'thick' and the word "mischos" which means 'stem'. They are typically stemless or short-stemmed, closely related to the genus Cotyledon. They are easily propagated from leaves - which tend to be rounded, clustered, or spirally-arranged. Five sections are recognised in the genus, based primarily on flowering differences: Adromischus, Boreali, Brevipedunculati, Incisilobati and Longipedunculati. These plants originate from southern Africa. In summer, small, tubular flowers are usually white-pink in colour, borne in spike-like structures called cymes.