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Calcium oxalate raphide crystals within the cortex area of a purple polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Alarming role for druse* crystals

With all the hi-tech, whizzy methodology at our disposal nowadays you can be forgiven for thinking that we know all we need to know about plants. But, and I always find this realisation rather humbling, that is not the...