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Lithops  terricolor C346 (Syn: Lithops localis)
30 km WNW Prince Albert Road, Western Cape, South Africa
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Earth-coloured,  with many shiny dots covering the brown-grey-purple top. Flowers are yellow, sometimes with white centres in autumn.
 

Description: L. terricolor is generally smaller than most Lithops but its shape follows the same pattern of a cordate (heart-shaped), bifurcate body of two leaves, cleft nearly to the base and showing a pattern of channels, islands and windows on the top face. The patterns of colour and dots on the face are  more or less regular, within certain ranges of similarity. For this species, the numerous dots (small windows) are very specific, ranging in colour from dark grey through browns to purple.
 


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Family: Mesebrianthemaceae (Aizoaceae)

Scientific name:  
Lithops terricolor N.E. Br. (1922) C346
30 km WNW Prince Albert Road, Western Cape, South Africa

Taxonomic Synonyms:

  • Lithops localis (N.E.Br.) Schwantes 1938
  • Mesembryanthemum locale N.E.Brown 1920
  • Lithops peersii L.Bolus 1929
  • Lithops localis (N.E.Br.) Schwantes var. peersii (L.Bolus) DeBoer & Boom. 1961

Common Names include: Living Stones, Cleft Stones, Living Rocks, Split Rocks, stone plant

Origin: From Eastern Cape to Northern Cape Provinces, South Africa,  they may be found as groups of 2 to 6 heads, or even up to 3 or 4 times that. In habitat they grow, always almost completely buried, with only the windowed faces showing at the soil surface, preferably among pebbles of fine-grained sandstone, and siltstone.
 


 
 



 

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