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This database follows the International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature 1.0 (ICPN) created by the ICPN Working group: M. Madella, A. Alexandre, and T. Ball DOI:10.1093/aob/mci172

We suggest using the search bar to enter a specific tag (e.g., Family, Genus, Species, shape) or go to Browse by Tag

Searchable tags include:

  • First descriptors - Shape
    • E.g. Cuneiform

  • Second descriptors - Texture and Ornamentation
    • E.g. Dendriform

  • Third descriptors - Anatomical Terms
    • E.g. Hair cell