Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of lichens, representative of the family Cladonici. The apothecia are mostly capitate, variously colored (not black), and borne on the vertical portion of the thallus (podetiun). The latter is either simple, and often cup-shaped or funnel-shaped, or very much branched. The branching is shown in the reindeer-moss, Cladonia rangiferina. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the type genus of
Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia.
- n. type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
“Surely never a particle of dust has touched leaf or crown of all these blessed mosses; and how bright were the red rims of the cladonia cups beside them, and the fruit of the dwarf cornel!”
“The rock is on the east bank; it is a shelf of granite, covered with psora, cladonia, and other lichens.”
“It's one of the Cladonia, maybe C. bellidiflora, or lipstick cladonia, C. macilenta.”
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