Ruellia inflata_photo by Schmidt-Lebhun.jpg Petalidium ramulosum_pollen.jpg Ruellia paniculata.jpg Lonchophylla robusta_nectivorous bat.jpg Ruellia strepens_non-resupinate flowers2.jpg sister species Ruellia saccata and R. brevifolia.jpg Ruellia simplex_fruits with retinacula.jpg

Acanth Fact of the Day

A major clade within Acanthaceae is the cystolith clade. Cystoliths are anatomical structures found in leaves and are thought to be composed of calcium carbonate or calcium oxalate. Their function is unknown.
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