genus Cladonia

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Noun1.genus Cladonia - type genus of Cladoniaceaegenus Cladonia - 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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In the northeast, there are approximately 80 or more species of lichens in the genus Cladonia. Many of these are found in New York State.
The cause of the low frequency of certain otherwise common species and cyanolichens, coupled with the absence of fruticose lichens other than those of the genus Cladonia, is unclear and requires further study.
Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Cladonia in Macaronesia
Similar distribution patterns are found in the genus Cladonia, such as C.
Additions to the knowledge of the genus Cladonia (Cladoniaceae, lichenized Ascomycota) in the alpine belt of the Pyrenees in Andorra.
Notes on species of the genus Cladonia from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia