lithops


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lithops

(ˈlɪθɒps)
n
(Plants) an African fleshy-leaved plant, of the family Aizoaceae, with yellow or white flowers

liv′ing stones′


n., pl. living stones.
any of various succulent plants of the genus Lithops, native to Africa, having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stones. Also called lithops, stone plant.
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Noun1.lithops - any plant of the genus Lithops native to Africa having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stoneslithops - any plant of the genus Lithops native to Africa having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stones
genus Lithops - genus of stemless South African succulents
succulent - a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
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Lower, cushioned, spiky varieties seemed to belong to a medieval torture chamber while Lithops were known as living stones because their evolution caused them to mimic in appearance the pebbles found in the desert.
50-75 Living stones Lithops 40-70 Mesems, living stones Argyroderma 40-70 Moonstones Pachyphytum oviferum 45-65 Neoporteria Neoporteria 45-75 (Eriosyce) spp.