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Cladonia sobolescens.jpg
Cladonia sobolescens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetes
Order: Lecanorales
Family: Cladoniaceae
Zenker (1827)[1]
Type genus
P.Browne (1756)

The Cladoniaceae are a family of lichenized fungi in the order Lecanorales.[2] The reindeer moss and cup lichens (Cladonia) belong to this family. The latter genus, which comprises about 400 species, forms a major part of the diet of large mammals in taiga and tundra ecosystems.[3]



  1. ^ Goebel F; Kunze, G (1827). Pharmaceutische Waarenkunde (in German). Eisenach: J.F. Bärecke. p. 124.
  2. ^ Lumbsch TH, Huhndorf SM (December 2007). "Outline of Ascomycota – 2007". Myconet. Chicago, USA: The Field Museum, Department of Botany. 13: 1–58. Archived from the original on 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  3. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM (2007). Fungal Families of the World. CAB International. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-85199-827-5.

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