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    I recently got interested in rock cactus and found a lithops and other rock cactus at a local plant store. The lithops isn't labeled so I can't identify it. (the brown on the right.)
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    My guess is Lithops lesliei v. hornii - but like I said, it's only a guess

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    ok, thanks

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    Looks kinda like Lithops aucampiae...

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    Great site. Looking at all the variation within a species, I've gotta wonder if there isn't a bunch of lithops botanists having fun with the rest of us.
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    If it's a species, aucampiae is as good a guess as any. But, lithops in cultivation can't really be identified, given hybridization, and variation within species. Flower color would be important to identification too, you'll have to wait a bit to find that out. Personally, I'd never claim to know what any of them are unless I trust the source, and it was labeled.

    Anyways, unless you've been told it's a species, and it matches the description, it could be anything. There are a near-infinite amount of lithops hybrids, they all seem to hybridize with each other, and species are variable as well.

    I think they need to seriously overhaul the taxonomy of Lithops at some point. There are too many species with small variations, known only from a couple locations.

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    well im definately not a lithops expert but beautiful plants!
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