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Toward the end of Sarabande Dorsky cuts to the orange flowers of some green aloe plants set against a dark blue sky, the camera panning down from the spearlike blooms along the thin stems.
They feed by means of a spearlike structure called a stylet (Figure 16-43).
Bonnici and Pierrot (1965) described vladimirite from Ightem as thick rosettes of opaque white crystals, but the mineral also forms very thin, colorless acicular crystals to 2 or 3 mm long, as well as small, spearlike, striated and slightly corroded crystals on botryoidal talmessite and on quartz.