Cystoliths

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Cystoliths

Post by brwagur » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:37 pm

This might belong in the botany forum but...
What is the function of the cystoliths in a plant's leaves. I know that they are crystals of some calcium compound, but what is their purpose.

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Post by Poison » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:23 pm

they are storage. Plant stores them in sac like structure to avoid being harmed by the substance. At least that's what they said to us in our first year. :)
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