UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

botryoid, botryoidal speleothem
1. Generally sub-spherical or globular calcium carbonate deposits ranging in size between tiny beads and masses up to 1 m across. Botryoidal describes a form resembling a bunch of grapes [9]. 2. A grape-like deposit of calcium carbonate generally found on walls of caves [10]. Synonyms: clusterite; grape formation. See coralloid speleothem.