phytoherm

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

phytoherm ‎(plural phytoherms)

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

ReferencesEdit

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