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Calcium Oxalate Phytoliths from Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)

KINGDOM: Plantae UNRANKED: Angiosperms UNRANKED: Eudicots UNRANKED: Rosids ORDER: Zygophyllales FAMILY: Zygophyllaceae GENUS: Larrea SPECIES: tridentata

Leaves
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Twig
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Pyrolzed Calcium Oxalate from Creosote Bush
Pyrolyzed Calcium Oxalate Phytoliths Pyrolyzed Calcium Oxalate Phytoliths