Lithops project blog

Lithops project blog


This is the blog page of the Lithops Project, in which we investigate the extent and evolution of locally optimized camouflage coloration in the enigmatic African "stone plants" belonging the genus Lithops.

In the first part of the project, we use hyperspectral and multispectral camera equipment for making detailed comparisons of the visual properties of Lithops species and the soil on which they grow across numerous locations in southern Africa.

We set out for our second month-long field expedition on June 27, 2018. As on the 2016 expedition, we aim to post updates every 2-3 days.

Our imaging expeditions are supported by National Geographic Society Science and Exploration Europe. Hyperspectral camera equipment is provided by Specim Spectral Imaging Ltd. and the Surface Optics Corporation.

For more information on our project, check out


Expedition blog 2016Posted by Tommi Nyman Sat, April 02, 2016 11:30PM
Tracking records show that the hyperspec camera has arrived in Cape Town, but it's still in the customs. And it's weekend. So close yet so far... The day was anyway well spent stocking up on further photography paraphernalia and things needed in experiments. In the evening, in the local way: Braai!

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