Lithops links

Below is a list of vaious websites where one can get more information about Lithops, if you want to add a link to the list, you are welcome to email me and I will add the link. You can email me at .

Societies & clubs

Cactus & Co
The Mesemb Study Group
The South African Succulent Society
The Botanical Society of South Africa

Websites of interest

Ivan Boldyrev's Interactive Cole Locality Maps
Ivan Boldyrev's Mesemb Website
Keith Green's Lithops Scrapbook
Rafael Matysiuk's Lithops Website

Plant, seed & book suppliers

Francois Hoes - Belgium - Seeds and plants.
MESA Gardens - New Mexico - Seeds and plants.
Kambroo Plants - Gauteng, South Africa - Plants.
Silverhill Seeds - Cape Town, South Africa - Seeds and books.
Rainbow Gardens Bookshop - Arizona, USA - Books.

Online discussion forums


Lithops literature


Marloth, R. 1929. Stone Shaped Plants. Reprint from the Journal of the South African Biological Society, Vol. VI.
Brown, N.E., Tischer, Arthur & Karsten, M.C. 1931. Mesembryanthema. L. Reeve, Ashford. 323pp. Contents.
Nel, G.C. 1946. Lithops. University Press, Stellenbosch. 178pp. Contents.
Schwantes, G. 1954. The cultivation of Mesembryanthemaceae. Blandford Press. 88pp. Contents.
Schwantes, G. 1957. Flowering stones and midday flowers. Ernest Benn, London. 420pp. Contents.
Sprechman, David L. 1970. Lithops. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,UK. 114pp. Contents.
Herre, H. 1971. The Genera of the Mesembryanthemaceae. Tahfelberg-Uitgewers Beperk. 316pp. Contents.
Fearn, Brian. 1981. Lithops. British Cactus and Succulent Society. 69pp. Contents.
Jacobsen, H. 1986. A Handbook of Succulent Plants. Volumes I-III. Blandford, Poole, Dorset. 1380pp.
Storms, E. 1986. The new Growing the Mesembs. Ed Storms Inc. 58pp. Contents.
Rowley, Gordon. 1997. A history of succulent plants. Strawberry Press. 409pp. Contents.
Smith, G.F. etc. 1998. Mesembs of the world. Briza Publications. 405pp. Contents.
Hammer, S.A. 1999. Lithops - Treasures of the veld. British Cactus and Succulent Society. 148pp. Contents.
Court, Doreen. 2000. Succulent Flora of Southern Africa (Revised edition). A.A. Balkema Publications, Netherlands. 300pp. Contents.
Cole, Desmond T. & Naureen A. 2005. Lithops: Flowering stones. Cactus & Co. 368pp. Contents.
Heine, Rudolf. 1986. Lithops - lebende Steine. Neumann Verlag. 176pp. Contents.
Cole, Desmond T. 1988. Lithops: Flowering stones. Acorn Books, Randburg. 254pp. Contents.
Hartmann, H.E.K. (Ed.) 2000. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae A-E. Springer. 286pp.
Hartmann, H.E.K. (Ed.) 2000. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae F-Z. Springer. 371pp.
Schlösser, Bernd. 2000. Lithops - Lebende Steine. BussinessPoint Media. 126pp. Contents.
Shimada, Yasuhiko. 2001. The Genus Lithops. Dobun Shoin. 240pp. Contents.


Cactus & Co
Aloe - The South African Succulent Society
The Mesemb Study Group Bulletin
Veld & Flora - The Botanical Society of South Africa

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