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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: cystolith.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=196, retrieved 5 July 2020

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