: a genus of acrocarpous mosses (family Grimmiaceae) growing chiefly on sandstone rocks and having often hair-pointed leaves and sinuous leaf cells

Word History


New Latin, from Greek rhakos ragged garment + mitrion, diminutive of mitra headband

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“Rhacomitrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhacomitrium. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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