Rhynia

noun
type genus of the Rhyniaceae; small leafless dichotomously branching fossil plants with terminal sporangia and smooth branching rhizomes
Syn: ↑genus Rhynia
Hypernyms: ↑fern genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Rhyniaceae, ↑family Rhyniaceae

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\\ˈrīnēə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Rhynie, Scotland, where the fossil plant was discovered + -ia
1. capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Rhyniaceae) of small leafless dichotomously branching fossil plants with terminal sporangia, a primitive stele, and smooth branching rhizomes — compare horneophyton
2. -s : any plant or fossil of Rhynia or a closely related genus

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