Pottiaceae

plural noun

Pot·​ti·​a·​ce·​ae
ˌpätēˈāsēˌē
: a family of acrocarpous usually low-growing mosses (order Pottiales) whose peristome when present has 16 entire or divided and often twisted teeth

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pottia, type genus (from J.F.Pott †1805 German botanist + New Latin -ia) + -aceae

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“Pottiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pottiaceae. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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