Monday, October 27, 2008

Lithops Sex

A Lithops (Living Stone) fruit capsule opens after being sprayed with water (time-lapse). In the wild, rain will open the Lithops capsule and then splash out the seeds. There is a whole group of succulents, mostly from South Africa, that have the same mechanism as Lithops. They are collectively called mesembs because they belong to the family Mesembryanthemaceae. From

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