plural noun
Pot·​ti·​a·​les | \ -ā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Pottiales

: an order of Musci comprising mosses that have gametophores with many-ranked leaves having a distinct midrib and a usually acrocarpous sporophyte with a capsule having either a simple 16-toothed peristome or none

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History and Etymology for Pottiales

New Latin, from Pottia + -ales

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“Pottiales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pottiales. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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