Pentax K200D Photo #17 Lithops 3383

This is the withered yellow Lithops flower. It did not last long, since the cracked stem did not conduct enough water, as I suppose. The crack was the bad result of giving the plant water during bud growth. It absorbed so much water that ruptures on the surface emerged and the flower stem cracked under the pressure. Lithops are extremely succulent plants originating from the semi-deserts of southern Africa. Their plant body rests under ground, while on top they have transparent windows to let sunlight in for photosynthesis. A camouflage pattern on the windows lets them appear more or less like a pair of pebblestones, so hungry animals may hardly find them. I like them because they look like ornamented knobs or gemstones. DO NOT MISS: <a href="

Technical Details

smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II
2 s
55 mm
100 ISO