Dawsonia

noun
Daw·so·nia | \ dȯˈsōnēə , -nyə \

Definition of Dawsonia 

: a genus (the type of the family Dawsoniaceae) of large tufted erect mosses occurring in Australasia and the East Indies and having a dorsiventral capsule and a peristome subtended by numerous filamentous hairs — see dawsoniales , giant moss

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History and Etymology for Dawsonia

New Latin, from Dawson Turner †1858 English botanist + New Latin -ia

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