Glossary: domatium


a small tuft of hair; a cavity or pocket formed by a plant which is usually inhabited by insects, particularly ants or mites. Domatia are usually found in the axils of the lateral veins where they meet the main vein on the underside of the leaf and there is often a corresponding raised dome on the upper surface of the leaf.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Glossary details: domatium., retrieved 21 March 2018

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