Splachnum

noun
Splach·num | \ -nəm \

Definition of Splachnum 

: a genus (the type of the family Splachnaceae) of rather rare mosses distinguished by a capsule that bears spores only in the upper portion and by its colored lower half being much swollen and composed of loose tissue containing chlorophyll

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History and Etymology for Splachnum

New Latin, from Greek splanchnon tree moss

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