An interesting trip to Abbey Brook. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Lithops priced so affordably so I've added another dozen to the collection with an outlay of £20. The labels are quite large so I've made new ones. The information from the Abbey Brook labels I'll put on here for my reference.
Lithops bella v lericheana ; Easily grown brownish plants with white flowers. 50km North North East of Grunau, Namibia. Propagated from the National Collection
Lithops bromfieldii; Distinctive brown species. Yellow flowers in September. 15km East North East of Upington, S. Africa.
Lithops fulviceps C220; Yellow flowers in September. Distinctive large green dots. 75km North of Karasberg, Namibia.
Lithops localis; Distinctive plants with many spots. Yellow flowers in September. S. Africa. Propagated from the National Collection.
Lithops localis "Peersii" C131; Distinctive plants with many spots, leaves with a purplish tinge. 95km North of Port Elisabeth., S.Africa. Additional: C131 Lithops terricolor (syn. peersii) TL: Near Miller Station, South Africa
Lithops larasmontana f. opalina; Leaves the colour of opals. White flowers in September. Propagated from the National Collection.
Lithops karasmontana f. summitatum ABCN 1813B; Selected form with distinct red markings. White flowers in September.
Lithops karasmontana f. tischeri C182; Distinctive reddish brown plants. White flowers in September. Great Karas Mountains, Namibia.
Lithops pseudotruncatella v. groendraiensis; Yellow flowers, Namibia. Additional: ssp groendrayensis . This specimen looks more like the photo below which is of Lithops pseudotruncatella ssp. pseudotruncatella v. pseudotruncatella C264 60 km SSW of Windhoek, Namibia.
Lithops salicola C86; Grey green leaves, white flowers in September. Additional: Lithops salicola maculata C86; 30km South East. of Hopetown, Cape Province
Lithops turbiniformis; Yellow flowers in September. Prieska, S. Africa.
Lithops turbiniformis v hookeri C114; Large growing plants with flat brown rugose surface. Yellow flowers in September. 15km North West of Niekerkshoop, S. Africa. Additional: C114 Lithops hookeri v. hookeri
At a garden centre just up the road I spotted a Lithops dorotheae which is forming a double head so that was added too.
I'll add my own photos when they've settled down and just showing the new leaves. There are 19 labelled L. aucampiae in 4 pots, 11 L. lesliei v albinica and 10 L. terricolor and every one has different markings. ( there are bargains to be had if you look around) I've germinated some Mesembryanthemum cristallinum so I can have a couple of pots of Mesemb type flowers over this summer.
I've only just restarted with Lithops so I have not had any flowers as yet. Some plants flowered before I received them so I should have flowers on those and some others later this year (Septemberish). I do know that the plants are not self fertile. Two are needed to tango and then they'll need to be artificially assisted with the tickling brush. That's providing we get enough sun at the vital time to open the flowers.
Thanks for the info Fred. 180 seeds is a good number.
Haven't done much research with them yet, so not sure about them being self-fertile or not, or even if they are capable of propagating by offshoots pupping out from the mother, as happens in some succulents.
Best of luck with your Lithops when flowering season commences.
stevebooth: I don’t begrudge them the Sphagnum, it’s what is with it that I covet, plus they seem to totally remove the top layer and use the lower levels, I have hopefully rendered many of the pots more birdproof this afternoon.
Jun 6, 2021 21:04:52 GMT
dvg: So apparently the UK variant somehow commingled with the Indian variant to make a super love-child that's been named the Delta Strain...
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dvg: Sheesh...sounds like the sequel to another bad Chuck Norris movie series
Jun 9, 2021 22:50:01 GMT
dvg: Silent Rage mighta been more fitting...it's about a mutant that refuses to die...
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dvg: You'll know he's powering up when he downs a half bottle of mezcal, to claim the worm at the bottom
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stevebooth: The first new outside pitcher of the year has opened today, that’s some difference to the greenhouse plants. The flowers are looking nice though.
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