NEW LITHOPS COLONY EXPLORED
The four members of the LRCF explored a new habitat for Lithops schwantesii subsp. schwantesii var. schwantesii on a farm near Helmeringhausen on 13 April 2018 after the owner found Lithops on an isolated hill on the farm 10 days earlier. In total 21 plants were found in the colony in, most of them flowering in the late afternoon sun. After recent good rain in the area the plants were in good condition.
Figure 1. Members of the LRCF exploring the new Lithops schwantesii habitat on a farm near Helmeringhausen with the farmer (on the right).
Figure 2. A family of Lithops schwantesii subsp. schwantesii var. schwantesii plants found at the new colony on a farm near Helmeringhausen.
Figure 3. A double-headed Lithops schwantesii subsp. schwantesii var. schwantesii plant with one head in full flower and showing very prominent rubrications on the face of the second head.