The Cladoniaceae are a family of lichenized fungi in the order Lecanorales.1] The reindeer moss and cup lichens (Cladonia) belong to this family.
The Family Cladoniaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (20): Calathaspis · Capitularia · Carassea · Cenomyce · Cladia · Cladina · Cladonia · Cladoniomyces · Gymnoderma · Heterodea · Heteromyces · Lachnocaulon · Metus · Myelorrhiza · Notocladonia · Pilophoron · Pycnothelia · Ramalea · Squamella · Thysanothecium
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1,163 species and subspecies in the Family Cladoniaceae.
Cladonia (cup lichen) is a of moss-like lichens in the family Cladoniaceae. They are the primary food source for reindeer and caribou. Cladonia species are of economic importance to reindeer-herders, such as the Sami in Scandinavia or the Nenets in Russia. Antibiotic compounds are extracted from some species to create antibiotic cream. The light green species Cladonia stellaris is used in flower decorations. [more]
Squamella is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Cladoniaceae. A monotypic genus, Squamella contains the single species Squamella spumosa. [more]
Thysanothecium is a genus of lichenized fungi in the family Cladoniaceae. [more]
At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Thysanothecium.
More info about the Genus Thysanothecium may be found here.
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