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  • n. Any of the genus Lithops of succulent plants resembling stones.

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  • n. any plant of the genus Lithops native to Africa having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stones


From the genus name. (Wiktionary)


  • Go to Flickr and search for "lithops", and you'll see some wonderful pictures.

    ianrandalstrock's Journal

  • Oh, and aside from orchids, we learned what lithops are plants that look like rocks.

    ianrandalstrock's Journal

  • I think it is named this because it looks like several of the smaller “living rock” cactuses, some varieties of lithops in particular, which have geometrical whorls stacked verticallyh.


  • I thought it was pretty, and brought it into my basement, setting it on a table where I keep lithops plants...under fluorescent lights.

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