cryophytes defined in 1951 yearcryophytes - cryophytes;
cryophytes - Plants growing on ice and snow; micro-plants, largely consisting of algae but including also some mosses, fungi, and bacteria. Algal forms may be so abundant as to colour substratum, e.g. 'red snow' due to presence of species of Chlamydomonas.
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