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 camera equipment for making detailed comparisons of the visual properties of Lithops species and their local soil across numerous locations in southern Africa.

We set out for our first month-long field expedition on April 1, 2016 - if all goes according to plan, we should be able 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 the Surface Optics Corporation.

For more information on our project, check out

Video test

Expedition blog 2016Posted by Tommi Nyman Sun, April 03, 2016 09:41PM
Video training while walking across fynbos vegetation at the Cape Peninsula... This is a pure test clip to see whether we are able to share videos too once we get out of town. Tomorrow is Monday, so there will hopefully be more serious progress.

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