Lithops dinteri

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iann
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Lithops dinteri

Post by iann » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:54 pm

Lithops dinteri is generally known for its smooth windowed face with bright red dots. Not always though:
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Here is a more conventional one:
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Var brevis is like an extreme version, open windows, few dots. Here's a pot of one-dot seedlings:
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And here a "no-dot" pot:
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Subspecies frederici has lost the windows, but kept the dots, and is also smaller and convex:
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Re: Lithops dinteri

Post by KarlR » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:31 pm

You do grow some beautiful Lithops, Iann!
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Re: Lithops dinteri

Post by iann » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:05 pm

KarlR wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:31 pm
You do grow some beautiful Lithops, Iann!
All Lithops are beautiful, Karl ;)

OK, maybe not not quite all ...
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Re: Lithops dinteri

Post by Astro » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:46 am

I like v brevis best, they look tidier. I recently got a non-spotted brevis, and when it arrived it looked pretty much like an optica, all greyish green. The sun has put more of a tan on it and it has its proper color now.

I had some issues with dinteri (brevis) in the past since their large windows make them rather prone to scorching.

Here's a dorotheae wannabe:
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Re: Lithops dinteri

Post by iann » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:03 pm

Ssp multipunctata is certainly supposed to have more prominent markings, even to be larger. The only one I have is very unusual, not representative.
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L. dorotheae is almost garish in closeup.
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Then there is the green one, more yellow especially after baking in the sun for a while. The red dots are still there, but definitely subdued.
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