: a large genus (the type of the family Stictaceae) of mainly tropical lichens having a foliaceous lobed thallus that is commonly coriaceous in texture

Word History


New Latin, from Greek stiktē, feminine of stiktos tattooed, spotted, from stizein to tattoo

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“Sticta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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