Friday, May 15, 2009

Living Stones

Lithops (brown) and Argyrodermo testiculare (blue). Living stones come in all sorts of colors and forms. Here are two. The first is a Lithops, apparently a quite large family of living stones with a flat face and rock-like colors. The second is an Argyrodermo testiculare which is a really cool jade green.


Birdie said...

What are these things? Plants? Sea animals? And which ones are actually rocks? I've never heard of them.

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

The jade colored ones and the brown one with darker lines are both types of living stones (a.k.a. succulents). These succulents are native to Africa. The stone disguise probably keeps them from getting eaten although I know for a fact that a good, stiff, doggie claw cuts right through them.

Birdie said...

I have to say, these are very cool. Succulents, huh. So desert and semi-desert only.