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Lithops Capsule Opening - Time Lapse

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Published on Sep 12, 2008

A Lithops (Living Stone) fruit capsule opens after being sprayed with water (time-lapse). In the wild (Southern Africa), rain will open the Lithops capsule and then splash out the seeds. There is a whole group of succulents, mostly from South Africa, that have the same mechanism as Lithops. They are collectively called mesembs because they belong to the family Mesembryanthemaceae. To see more of these types of succulents look at my slide-show videos "Amazing Mesembs" (in several parts because there are a lot of them!)

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