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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Origin and Etymology of trentepohlia

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


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