The Book

Content

  • 488 pages, A4 format, hardcover
  • 1998 color pictures taken in nature
  • 60 historical portraits of discoverers
  • 13 typographic distribution maps

 


Species

  • all  91 known taxa according to the Cole system (species, subspecies and varieties) are covered
  • taxa are grouped into 12 clusters based on relationships and biogeographic reasons
  • a simplifying new Lithops taxonomy is proposed
  • intra-specific and inter-colonial differences are illustrated

More

  • review of published articles and books
  • annotated bibliography with the entire written knowledge on Lithops, more than 700 references
  • climate data
  • information about discoverers and botanists


Main Chapters

    Group I:      Grass Lithops................................................................................................   43
                            (L. lesliei, aucampiae)

     Group II:     Upper Gariep Lithops .................................................................................   73
                            (L. salicola, hallii, hookeri)

     Group III:    Transfrontier Lithops ................................................................................. 113
                            (L. julii, amicorum)

     Group IV:    Painted Lithops ............................................................................................ 139
                            (L. fulviceps, verruculosa, localis, coleorum)

     Group V:     Dotted Lithops .............................................................................................. 159
                            (L. bromfieldii, dorotheae, dinteri, olivacea)

     Group VI:    Calvinian Lithops ......................................................................................... 199
                            (L. comptonii, otzeniana, villetii, divergens, viridis)

     Group VII:   Namaqua Lithops......................................................................................... 227
                              (L. naureeniae, marmorata, helmutii, geyeri, meyeri, herrei, optica)

     Group VIII:  Hermetic Lithops ......................................................................................... 255
                            (L. hermetica, francisci, gesinae)

     Group IX:    Schwantes’ Lithops .................................................................................... 269
                            (L. schwantesii)

     Group X:     Karas Lithops ............................................................................................... 291
                            (L. karasmontana)

     Group XI:    Khomas Lithops .......................................................................................... 321
                            (L. pseudotruncatella, vallis-mariae)

     Group XII:   Damara Lithops ........................................................................................... 359
                            (L. ruschiorum, gracilidelineata, werneri)


Making-of