Asch·​er·​so·​nia | \ ˌashə(r)ˈsōnyə \

Definition of Aschersonia

: a genus of imperfect fungi (family Phyllostictaceae) parasitic on whiteflies and soft scales and characterized by development of characteristic often highly colored stromata in which conidia and occasionally later ascospores of the perfect stage are produced

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History and Etymology for Aschersonia

New Latin, from Paul F. A. Ascherson †1913 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Aschersonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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