Walchia

noun
Wal·​chia | \ ˈwalkēə, ˈwȯl- \

Definition of Walchia

: a genus of pinaceous fossil trees that resemble araucarias, are characteristic of the Permian but range through the Triassic, and have short triangular spirally arranged falcate leaves and ovate cones with persistent ovate scales

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History and Etymology for Walchia

New Latin, from Johann E. I. Walch †1778 German mineralogist + New Latin -ia

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“Walchia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Walchia. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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