This plant is really beautiful. Congratulations! :)
Do you happen to know the Cole number by any chance?
It was not raised from Cole seed. Denise Uys Schoeman left a message to say it was a form found around Windhoek. That would point to Ex Cole collections 067-070 but not all plants raised from Cole collections look alike anyway. The original collection could be several generations away now. .
Thanks. According to lithops.info, most of pseudotruncatellas are found around Windhoek. I thought there might be a way of ordering seeds to get plants like yours. But I guess it's just chance.
I had a look at the Coles book and those from around Windhoek match most closely my plant so ex C 067-070. An excuse to grow more seed [ if you need one ]. They will all look different anyway so keep trying. I have raised some psuedotruncatella this year so when they show their true colours I will try to post a photo if they look like this for you to choose. I have a cat picture I want to put in for you.
Looking at your wonderful plant I will most certainly sow the pseudotrucatella species you recommended later this year. All variations are welcome.I'm looking forward to the cat picture ;)
Rika it may be worthwhile looking for seed with a TOK collection number. Interestingly Tok Schoeman advised in connection with Cole collection 410 [ amicorum ] this represents plants from two sites which have his collection references TOK 73 and TOK 67. Freckled Friend will come from TOK 73.
Hm, I'll try to check this... Never heard of Tok Schoeman before. Thank you!!
Tok lives in Windhoek and I have received some of his seed through the Mesemb Study Group.