Verrucaria


Verrucaria

lichen
      genus of lichens of the family Verrucariaceae, often found as a black crust covering seashore rocks. Along with the effects of weathering, Verrucaria helps break down limestone rocks by secreting acids that dissolve the cement holding together the rock particles. This produces an environment for the growth of mosses and higher plants.

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  • Verrucaria — spec. Systematik Unterabteilung: Echte Schlauchpilze (Pezizomycotina) Klasse: Eurotiomycete …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • verrucaria — (del lat. «verrucarĭa»; ant.) f. *Girasol (planta compuesta). * * * verrucaria. (Del lat. verrucarĭa). f. desus. girasol (ǁ planta compuesta) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • verrucaria — (Del lat. verrucarĭa). f. desus. girasol (ǁ planta compuesta) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Verrucarĭa — (V. Pers.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Gasterothalami Verrucarieae Fr., mit krustenartigem Thallus, rundlichen, eingesenkten Früchten, mit zwei Häuten, von denen die äußere knorpelartig, schwarz u. oben durchbohrt, die innere dünn ist,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • verrucaria — ver·ru·cà·ria s.f. 1. OB TS bot. nome di alcune piante che si ritenevano utili per la cura delle verruche, come l eliotropio 2. TS bot. lichene del genere Verrucaria che si sviluppa dentro o sopra le rocce, diffuso spec. lungo le scogliere dei… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Verrucaria — ID 87615 Symbol Key VERRU Common Name wart lichen Family Verrucariaceae Category Lichen Division Ascomycota US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • verrucaria — pl.f. verrucarie …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • verrucaria — ver·ru·car·ia …   English syllables

  • verrucaria — ˌver(y)əˈka(a)rēə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Latin verruca wart + New Latin aria : a genus (the type of the family Verrucariaceae) of chiefly rock inh …   Useful english dictionary

  • Verrucaria maura — Verrucaria maura …   Wikipédia en Français


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