genus, for example, means ``stone face'' and these small succulents from South Africa and Namibia mimic the appearance of the stones around them in very arid regions.
30pm Friday, August 5British Cactus and Succulent Society u Chester and North Wales branch, talk, Lithops
and Little Gems, by P.
They include lithops
, living stones that burst into flower, trailers with spherical, bead-like leaves and tree-sized desert plants.
However, on a more serious note be aware that cacti should not be handled by small children unless it is a spineless variety such as Lithops
, which are those curious little plants that look like stones.
Some succulent plants from the Cape have also prospered, such as the remarkable little plants of the genus Lithops
, which look just like pebbles (why they went unnoticed for such a long time, until Burchell discovered the first Lithops