MU Phytolith Classification System

The MU Phytolith Classification System was developed as a desktop identification aid, a hierarchical classification system, to provide consistency in classifying phytoliths. There are 25 major categories in the system, defined for the most part on cellular origin of phytoliths. The first link in the list, MU Phytolith Classification System Guide, provides useful information for using the system. Reading this is recommended for users. The other links open the various categories in the system; phytoliths types in each category are described and illustrated.

How to cite the classification system:
Pearsall, Deborah M. "The MU Phytolith Classification System." []