: 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

Word History


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

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“Trentepohlia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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