Cladonia


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Related to Cladonia: reindeer lichen, Cladonia rangiferina
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Noun1.Cladonia - type genus of CladoniaceaeCladonia - type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Cladoniaceae, family Cladoniaceae - a family of lichens
arctic moss, Cladonia rangiferina, reindeer lichen, reindeer moss - an erect greyish branching lichen of Arctic and even some north temperate regions constituting the chief food for reindeer and caribou and sometimes being eaten by humans
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This plant belongs to the genus Cladonia, and somewhat resembles the reindeer lichen.
Cladonia lichens and their major metabolites as possible natural antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer agents.
Cladonia floerkeana, Cyffty Lead Mine, Snowdonia | during a British Lichen Society field meeting
Andromeda polifolia, Calluna vulgaris, Ledum palustre, Oxycoccus palustris, Polytrichum strictum, Rhynchospora alba, Vaccinium vitisidaea, Dicranella cerviculata, and Cladonia spp.
Among the metal-loving lichens are : | Cladonia diversa - with its red fruits and crowning wide cups it thrives on acid-rich environments.
2004, The antimicrobial activity of extract of the lichen Cladonia foliaceaandits (-) Usnic acid, atranorin and fumarprotocetraic acid constituents.
You will see woolly hair moss, with its fringes of silvery hairs; light green Cladonia lichens standing out from the background; short stiff sedges, dwarfed heather and bilberry.
2004) who looked at the strains of fungi and photobionts in eight species of Cladonia in six disjoint Florida scrub sites.
A survey of the arthropods of The Broxton Rocks Nature Preserve was underway when in 1999, 756 individuals of an undescribed oribatid mite species were collected using a Berlese-funnel from an approximately 20x40cm patch containing species of Polytrichum and Sphagnum mosses; Selaginella (fern-ally); and Cladonia (lichen).
Thallus branches hollow; squamules present CLADONIA 1.
Some authors do not separate Cladonia pocillum from the closely related C.
In 1993, Cladonia perforata had the distinction of being the first lichen to be placed on the federal endangered species list.