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Lithops karasmontana subsp. bella occurs in Namibia in a narrow boomerang-shaped area from Witputs in the south to Helmeringhausen in the north. The type locality is somewhere in the middle near Aus.

Lithops karasmontana subsp. bella seems to prefer to grow on elevations (koppies) in sandy pebbly soil.

The plants have very attractive translucent windows which is an obvious distinction from the subsp. karasmontana. The flowers are white.

"bella" means attractive

Lithops karasmontana subsp. bella in cultivation.