Cladonia rangiferina


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Cladonia rangiferina: reindeer moss, Cup lichen
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cladonia rangiferina - 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 humansCladonia rangiferina - 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
lichen - any thallophytic plant of the division Lichenes; occur as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks or rocks or bare ground etc.
Cladonia, genus Cladonia - type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
References in periodicals archive ?
Third, we classified by dominance types, based upon the cover of bryophyte and lichen species: Sr, cover of Sphagnum rubellum [greater than]25%; Sf cover of Sphagnumfuscum [greater than]25%; He, cover of hepatics (all species) [greater than]25%; Cr, cover of Cladonia rangiferina [less than]25%; and NP, naked peat, i.
Dominance of Cladonia rangiferina was not observed around any pine [less than]6 yr old, and the maximum frequency of quadrats classified to the Cladonia dominance type, [approximately]20%, was observed for pines that were 26-60 yr old.
fuscum to Cladonia rangiferina, shows that this is a common successional sequence in bog hummock vegetation, although the reality of the sequence has been debated over the past century (see Barber 1981).