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Lithops optica (Marloth) N.E. Br.
Family : AIZOACEAE
Information on the genus : Lithops
Basionym : Mesembryanthemum opticum Marloth
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mesembryanthemum opticum Marloth (1908)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mesembryanthemum opticum var. rubrum Tischer (1925)
=Lithops rubra (Tischer) N.E. Br. (1926)
=Lithops optica f. rubra (Tischer) H. Jacobsen (1933)
=Lithops elevata L. Bolus (1932)
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial- Succulent Ht up to 0.02 m. Alt: 50 - 450 m. Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Gard. Chron., ser. 3 71: 80 (1922).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 51: t.2005B (1990).
  • Il.Handbook succulent plants: Aizoaceae F-Z : 128-129 (2001).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 109509
 
Record n°109509
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