Glossary: cystolith

Definition:

a mineral concretion, usually crystals of calcium carbonate, within the epidermal cell of the leaves of some plants, (for example Urticaceae), almost always visible as light coloured spots in the leaves.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Glossary details: cystolith.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=196, retrieved 6 August 2020

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