Pottiaceae

plural noun
Pot·ti·a·ce·ae | \ˌpätēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Pottiaceae 

: a family of acrocarpous usually low-growing mosses (order Pottiales) whose peristome when present has 16 entire or divided and often twisted teeth

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History and Etymology for Pottiaceae

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

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