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Lithops in flower

Post by Ivan » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:22 pm

My very first Lithops in flower, ever. :grin:
dinteri subsp. frederici C180.jpg
Lithops dinteri subsp. frederici C180
L. schwantesii marthae C249.jpg
Lithops schwantesii subsp.schwantesii var. marthae C249
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Lithops schwantesii subsp.schwantesii var. marthae C249
L. schwantesii 'Triebneri' C143B.jpg
Lithops schwantesii subsp.schwantesii var. schwantesii 'Triebneri' C143B
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Lithops schwantesii subsp.schwantesii var. schwantesii 'Triebneri' C143B
schwantesii 'Kunjasensis' C248.jpg
Lithops schwantesii subsp.schwantesii var. urikosensis 'Kunjasensis' C248
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by juster » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:05 pm

Lovely flowers Ivan, it's always exciting when any plant flowers for the first time. They are obviously happy with your care!
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by Lyn » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:10 am

Absolutely GORGEOUS :-) thanks so much for sharing their beauty Ivan and congratulations on your first Lithops flowers :-)
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by iann » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:39 pm

Nice. Is that really ssp frederici? The colour, shape, and pattern is a lot like ssp dinteri.
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by rodsmith » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:12 pm

Well done, Ivan. Very nice.
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by Ivan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:40 pm

iann wrote:Nice. Is that really ssp frederici? The colour, shape, and pattern is a lot like ssp dinteri.
It could be, Ian. I got it as labelled L. dinteri C180 and all searches I did showed C180 as ssp frederici.How can it be verified? I would like to get it labelled correctly.
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by Ivan » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:50 pm

This one has a wonderful vanilla fragrance.
L. karasmontana C168.jpg
Lithops karasmontana C168
L. karasmontana C285.jpg
Lithops karasmontana C285
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Lithops verruculosa C230C
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Lithops verruculosa C230C
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by Ivan » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:46 pm

L. hookeri var. elephina C093.jpg
Lithops hookeri var. elephina C093.jpg
L. karasmontana eberlanzii C208.jpg
Lithops karasmontana subsp. eberlanzii C208
L. verruculosa var. glabra C160.jpg
Lithops verruculosa var. glabra C160
L.salicola C037.jpg
Lithops salicola C037
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by iann » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:51 pm

What does the L. salicola smell like?
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Re: Lithops in flower

Post by Ivan » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:48 pm

We had a very dense fog this morning. Kind of like that other London that you know. :wink: So I had to wait till just before it burned off and the flower was at the funnel stage to get the best scent. Once it opens wide I imagine the wind takes most of the scent away. I would say it is a slightly different vanilla fragrance than the 'Mickbergensis'. More subtle with a hint of freesia. A very pleasant smell.

I have noticed that there is only a small window of opportunity of about 3 hrs when most if not all lithops flower for me here. It happens each day around 3 pm to 6 pm. And they are open much wider with plenty of warm sunshine. It makes for some very interesting pollination.
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