Gymnocarpeae

plural noun
Gym·​no·​car·​pe·​ae | \ -ˈkärpēˌē \

Definition of Gymnocarpeae

in some classifications
: a group comprising those lichens whose fruiting body is open

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History and Etymology for Gymnocarpeae

New Latin, from gymn- + -carpeae (from -carpus -carpous)

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“Gymnocarpeae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gymnocarpeae. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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