RESEARCH PROJECTS

Distribution and population dynamics and variation of Lithops schwantesii in Namibia.


The Foundation has set out a definite programme of biological and ecological research on individual Lithops plants in their natural habitat as well as monitoring some populations in total. Since 2014, the main research programmes have been centred around Lithops schwantesii. A total of 33  individual plants in five L.schwantesii colonies have been individually marked and are monitored regularly.  Further to these focussed programmes, many colonies of all Lithops species are visited and information is then gathered on the size of the colonies and the composition of the populations.


The population dynamics of Lithops amicorum


In the known populations of Lithops amicorum 32 plants have been individually marked and monitored at least three times every year. This long-term monitoring program will provide information on the longevity of individual plants, the population turnover and the annual variation in the plants.


The size and composition of Lithops colonies


We are visiting as many as possible Lithops colonies and by photographing all the plants found in a colony we can estimate the size and composition of colonies and in that way gather valuable biological and ecological information of Lithops plants.

R3 Lithops m.marmorata Marbled.JPG
R3 Lithops m.marmorata Marbled.JPG
R3 Lithops ruschiorum Swakopmund   (1).jpg
R3 Lithops ruschiorum Swakopmund (1).jpg
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R3 Lithops pseudotruncatella volkii 3.JPG
R3 Lithops karasmontana bella  flower Aus.JPG
R3 Lithops karasmontana bella flower Aus.JPG
R3 Lithops karasmontana bella  Aus.JPG
R3 Lithops karasmontana bella Aus.JPG
R3 Lithops karas k.lericheana.JPG
R3 Lithops karas k.lericheana.JPG
R3 Lithops dinteri dinteri  brevis.JPG
R3 Lithops dinteri dinteri brevis.JPG
R3 Lithops fulviceps Fish river   canyon (2).jpg
R3 Lithops fulviceps Fish river canyon (2).jpg
R3 Lithops  francisci Halenberg2  (1).jpg
R3 Lithops francisci Halenberg2 (1).jpg
R2 Lithops amicorum marker.JPG
R2 Lithops amicorum marker.JPG
R1  Projects general L.s.s.rugosa 1  2016.04.29 (6).JPG
R1 Projects general L.s.s.rugosa 1 2016.04.29 (6).JPG
R1  Projects general L.s.s.marthae  monitor.JPG
R1 Projects general L.s.s.marthae monitor.JPG
R1 Lithops s.s.schwantesii Fish   River Edge .JPG
R1 Lithops s.s.schwantesii Fish River Edge .JPG
R3 Lithops m.marmorata Marbled.JPG
R3 Lithops m.marmorata Marbled.JPG
R3 Lithops dinteri dinteri  brevis_edited.jpg
R3 Lithops dinteri dinteri brevis_edited.jpg
R3 Lithops dinteri dinteri  brevis.JPG
R3 Lithops dinteri dinteri brevis.JPG