Trentepohlia

noun
Tren·​te·​pohl·​ia | \ ˌtrentəˈpōlēə \

Definition of Trentepohlia

: a genus (the type of the family Trentepohliaceae) of terrestrial usually reddish or orange-tinted green algae growing partly prostrate on rocks and tree trunks and found as the algal components of various lichens — see rock violet

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History and Etymology for Trentepohlia

New Latin, from Johann F. Trentepohl †1806 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Trentepohlia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trentepohlia. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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