Definition of Cladonia rangiferina

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Arctic Moss, Reindeer Lichen, Reindeer Moss
Generic synonyms: Lichen
Group relationships: Cladonia, Genus Cladonia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cladonia Rangiferina

Civil List
Civil Rights movement
Civil War
Civinini's canal
Civinini's ligament
Civinini's process
Clado's anastomosis
Clado's band
Clado's ligament
Clado's point
Cladonia rangiferina (current term)
Cladorchis watsoni
Cladorhyncus leucocephalum
Cladosporium bantianum
Cladosporium carrionii
Cladosporium cladosporioides
Cladosporium werneckii
Cladrastis kentukea
Cladrastis lutea
Claes Oldenberg
Clagett procedure

Literary usage of Cladonia rangiferina

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1870)
"Cladonia rangiferina. In 1848* I extracted the lichen acid from Cladonia rangiferina, and by analysis found it to have the same composition as usnic acid, ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1903)
"If the lichen society is surrounded with large trees, containing a good number of conifers, and especially pines, the large Cladonia rangiferina and closely ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"Cladonia rangiferina (L.) Hoffm.— Abundant on ground in all three zones. 63. Cladonia rangiferina sylvatica L.— Common on ground, particularly in the two ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"Best from Cladonia rangiferina or Usnea florida (Stenhouse). 1. The comminuted lichen is ... Hesse's leta-usnic acid is obtained from Cladonia rangiferina. ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1906)
"But farther northward the reindeer moss and some other lichens are surely important as food for both man and lower animals. Cladonia rangiferina and two or ..."

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