Description: Stone shaped succulent with a
fissure across the middle Yellowish brown, with some white, distinctly
mottled with clearly defined reddish brown window.
Size: Small to medium, facial diameters up to 23 X 16 mm, mostly
about 20-13 mm. Number of heads up to 7 or more, mostly 2-5.Yellow,
medium to large, rarely up to 42 mm Ø, mostly 25-30 mm Ø
Profile: truncate-cordate; top surface mostly distinctly
convex, fissure shallow, 7-10 mm; lobes conjunct, sometimes very
slightly divergent at the top.
Face: elliptic-reniform; lobes equal-unequal; opaque +
Margins: distinct and sharply defined, irregularly dentate
or sinuate, usually with numerous peninsulas.
Windows: seldom ± completely open, usually ± occluded.
Channels broad to narrow, irregular. Islands few to many, small to
large, irregular, usually sharply defined. Rubrications in the windows
and channels, usually numerous bold regular lines, dots, hooks and
stars, sometimes connected into a broken network. Dusky dots seldom
visible even with a lens, few to many, scattered in the windows.
Colours: Margins and islands various shades of opaque creamy,
yellowish or pinkish beige, sometimes tinged with green. Windows and
channels various shades of transluscent greyish, brownish or reddish
green, or greenish grey. Rubrications bright to dark blood-red,
orange-red. Dusky dots obscure dull dark greyish green. Shoulders as for
Blooming season: Flowers appear in mid-autumn.
Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and
cultivars of Lithops Dorotheae: