Cladonia rangiferina


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Related to Cladonia rangiferina: reindeer moss, Cup lichen
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Synonyms for Cladonia rangiferina

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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The lake is situated in a sandy area and the catchment is covered by slow-growing pine (Pinus silvestris) forests with reindeer lichens (Cladonia rangiferina) and lingon berries ( Vaccinium vitis-idaea) as ground cover.
The reindeer moss (Cladonia rangiferina, upper photo), which appears in the form of yellow patches, maintain fresh, juicy structures throughout the winter that can easily be bitten, chewed, and ruminated by reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and musk-ox (Ovibos moschatus).
Dominance of Cladonia rangiferina was not observed around any pine [less than]6 yr old, and the maximum frequency of quadrats classified to the Cladonia dominance type, [approximately]20%, was observed for pines that were 26-60 yr old.
fuscum to Cladonia rangiferina, shows that this is a common successional sequence in bog hummock vegetation, although the reality of the sequence has been debated over the past century (see Barber 1981).
The surroundings are mainly covered by slow-growing pine (Pinus silvestris) forests with reindeer lichens (Cladonia rangiferina) and lingon berries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) as ground cover.