: a genus of small Devonian fossil plants (order Hyeniales) having horizontal rhizomes bearing aerial shoots with small bifurcated leaves in whorls and pendulous terminal sporangia

Word History


New Latin, from Hyen, locality near Nord Fjord, western Norway, near which the fossils on which the genus is based were discovered + New Latin -ia

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“Hyenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyenia. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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