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, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Glossary details: cystolith.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=196, retrieved 25 September 2017

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