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Noun1.Cladoniaceae - a family of lichens
fungus family - includes lichen families
division Lichenes, Lichenes - comprising the lichens which grow symbiotically with algae; sometimes treated as an independent group more or less coordinate with algae and fungi
Cladonia, genus Cladonia - type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
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Objective: Cladoniaceae is one of the largest and most diverse families of lichens.
Piercey-Normore and DePreist (2001; see also DePreist, 2004) discussed the molecular evidence, especially in the Cladoniaceae, that co-speciation of the fungal and algal symbionts does not appear occur and as a result have suggested the concept of "algal switching" to explain the unpredictable distribution of recognisable photobiont strains amongst different unrelated lichen species.
Ahti (1992) found that the Cladoniaceae flora is dominated by taxa with a neotropical (48%, including 18% paramo endemics) and wide temperate (36%) distribution.