Pseudolithos migiurtinus

Pseudolithos migiurtinus
Pseudolithos migiurtinus plant in cultivation.jpg
Pseudolithos migiurtinus in cultivation
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Pseudolithos
P. migiurtinus
Binomial name
Pseudolithos migiurtinus
(Chiov.) P.R.O.Bally

Pseudolithos migiurtinus is a species of succulent plant in the genus Pseudolithos.[1] Native to Somalia, it is akin to other species in the genus in that it grows in arid environments and is a small, leafless plant that looks somewhat like a stone, hence the name (Pseudolithos meaning "false stone"). It can range from green to ochre in color.[2] This species is up to 120 millimetres (4.7 in) high and 65 millimetres (2.6 in) around, can be either cubiform or cylindrical in form, and may grow small branching columns in older plants.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Pseudolithos migiurtinus". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  2. ^ Vlk, Vitezslav (1997). "Observations on two species of Pseudolithos in habitat and cultivation". British Cactus & Succulent Journal. 15 (4): 209–212. ISSN 0264-3405.
  3. ^ Dortort, Fred (2014-11-19). The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species. Timber Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-60469-357-7.
  4. ^ Bally, P. R. O.; Horwood, F. K.; Lavranos, J. J. (1975). "A Monograph of the Genera Pseudolithos and Whitesloanea". The National Cactus and Succulent Journal. 30 (2): 31–36. ISSN 0027-8858.
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Taxon identifiers
  • Wikidata: Q15375921
  • APDB: 71932
  • CoL: 4NZTN
  • GBIF: 3574422
  • iNaturalist: 431501
  • IPNI: 100737-1
  • NCBI: 197287
  • Open Tree of Life: 282602
  • Plant List: tro-50178425
  • POWO:
  • Tropicos: 50178425
  • WFO: wfo-0001255336
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