phytoherm

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Noun[edit]

phytoherm (plural phytoherms)

  1. (geology, biology) A calcareous 'freshwater reef', generally built up from autochthonous petrification of bryophytes, funghi, algae and cyanobacteria.

References[edit]

  • Pedley, H.M. 1990. Classification and environmental models of cool freshwater tufas. Sedimentary Geology 68, pp. 143-154.