Lithops project blog

Lithops project blog

... AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

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 www.lithopsproject.org

Cold nights, hot days

Expedition blog 2016Posted by Tommi Nyman Wed, April 27, 2016 11:14PM
The winter is coming, and the nights start to be cold - this morning the temperature dropped below zero. However, it gets warmer immediately after sunrise, and the days are still very hot.



We've come back south from the vicinity of Namibia, and have spent the last days photographing species in the remote areas of Bushmanland. These include Lithops naureeniae (top) and L. otzeniana (below).





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Posted by Teal Gardner Thu, April 19, 2018 07:06PM

You probably don't check this blog anymore, but I am curious if you know anything about how people in the area regard these "living stones." Email me at teal(dot)gardner@gmail(dot)com