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Indian Almond

Indian Almond

Guardian: Zoe Pertiwi

Terminalia catappa


Where the veins of this leaf meet the mid vein, smaller than the human eye can see, are hairs that grow out to make a little home for mites (the homes are called domatia). These mites are predators of other leaf-eating mites or eat microbes that have landed on the leaf, these mites, are the guardians of the leaves.