: a form genus of rust fungi having only the pycnial and aecial stages, characterized by the irregularly split or torn peridium, and formerly including many fungi that have since the discovery of their telial stages been placed in various other genera (as Cronartium and Coleosporium)

Word History


New Latin, from peri- + derm- + -ium

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“Peridermium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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