cave coral

   A rough, knobby growth of calcite resembling coral in shape, generally small; found on floor, walls, or ceiling of a cave [10].
   Synonym: botryoid; coral formation; cave popcorn.
   See also knobstone.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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