Pyronema

noun
Py·​ro·​ne·​ma | \ ˌpīrəˈnēmə \

Definition of Pyronema

: a genus of saprophytic soil fungi (family Pezizaceae) that produce numerous small often bright pink apothecia which frequently form conspicuous masses on burned soil where brush heaps or logs have been fired

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New Latin, from pyr- + -nema

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“Pyronema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pyronema. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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