Leskeaceae

plural noun Les·ke·ace·ae \ˌleskēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Leskeaceae

  1. :  a family of pleurocarpous mosses (order Hypnobryales) that grow on trees and rocks, are typified by the genus Leskea, and are characterized by papillose, rounded, or rhomboid leaves and mostly erect capsules

leskeaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of leskeaceae

New Latin, from Leskea, type genus (from Nathaniel G. Leske †1786 German naturalist) + -aceae


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