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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Origin and Etymology of pottiaceae

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


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