reindeer lichen


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Related to reindeer lichen: reindeer moss, Cup lichen
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Noun1.reindeer lichen - 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 humansreindeer lichen - 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
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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This plant belongs to the genus Cladonia, and somewhat resembles the reindeer lichen. In some parts it was in sufficient quantity to tinge the sand, as seen from a distance, of a pale yellowish colour.
every valley shall be exalted while reindeer lichen
The green reindeer lichen (Cladonia mitis) is noticeably greener than brown or grey, and often stands out in the crowd of other muted-colored lichens.
Determination of usnic and perlatolic acids and identification of olivetoric acids in Northern reindeer lichen (Cladonia stellaris) extracts.
I was fortunate to enjoy the 20-dish tasting menu, which majors on Faroese cooking methods - dried, pickled, smoked - and ingredients like sea urchins, lamb's heart, langoustine, reindeer lichen and marsh marigolds.
where LEM = lichen biomass kg/ha (dry mass), LC = average reindeer lichen coverage percentage, and LH = average length of living part of reindeer lichen (mm).
Finally, the group approached reindeer and reindeer lichen country.
Concurrently, he gravimetrically measured moisture increases of reindeer lichen (Cladina rangiferina L.) due both to condensation and by absorption of atmospheric water vapor without condensation.
Phylogenese relationships among reindeer lichens of North America.
But in the cold northern forests and the Arctic tundra, caribou eat reindeer lichens (left) all winter long.