Pyronema

noun

Py·​ro·​ne·​ma
ˌpīrəˈnēmə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pyr- + -nema

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

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