- cryptogamic crust
- A type of microbiotic crust consisting of a thin, biotic layer at the ground surface composed predominantly of cryptogams (i.e., algae, lichen, mosses, lichens and liverworts); most commonly found in semiarid or arid environments.Compare: microbiotic crust.SW & SS
Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.
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