Definition of Cladonia
1. Noun. Type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Cladoniaceae, Family Cladoniaceae
Member holonyms: Arctic Moss, Cladonia Rangiferina, Reindeer Lichen, Reindeer Moss
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cladonia
Literary usage of Cladonia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"Cladonia rangiferina sylvatica L.— Common on ground, particularly in the two lower zones. ... Common on ground in Sub-Canadian zone. OS. Cladonia coccifera ..."
2. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1905)
"The present writer thought years ago that Cladonia gracilis was the most ... but further acquaintance with Cladonia fimbriata gives that species first place ..."
3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1903)
"The field work was being done for the Minnesota Botanical Survey, and an illustration of one of these unusually large lichens, a cluster of Cladonia ..."
4. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Mohr (1901)
"Cladonia fimbriata tubaeformis Fr. Woods, on rotten wood, and on the earth. ... Ohio, New Jersey, New England. Canada, British Columbia. Europe. Cladonia ..."
5. A Manual of British Lichens: Containing Descriptions of All the Species and by William Mudd (1861)
"Cladonia squamosa, tar. delicata, Fries L. Ref. 231. ... irregularly branched; branches recurved or erect, the fertile ones explanate. Cladonia ..."