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Cladonia rangiferina (greygreen reindeer lichen)

Synonyms: Cladina alpestris; Cladina rangiferina; Cladonia alpestris; Lichen rangiferinus; Lichen rangiferinus var. alpestris

Wikipedia Abstract

Cladonia rangiferina, also known as reindeer lichen, lat. , is a light-colored, fruticose lichen belonging to the Cladoniaceae family. It grows in both hot and cold climates in well-drained, open environments. Found primarily in areas of alpine tundra, it is extremely cold-hardy. Other common names include reindeer moss and caribou moss. As the common names suggest, reindeer lichen is an important food for reindeer (caribou), and has economic importance as a result.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Light Preference [1]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Fertility [1]  Infertile
Soil Moisture [1]  Moist
Structure [2]  Lichen

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ballochbuie 4650 Scotland, United Kingdom
Beinn a`Ghlo 19978 Scotland, United Kingdom
Beinn Dearg 34221 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Alder and Aonach Beag 16453 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Lawers 12423 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Nevis 23023 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Wyvis 13313 Scotland, United Kingdom
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Caenlochan 12860 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cape Wrath 2509 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cawdor Wood 399 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Culbin Bar 1514 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Dornoch Firth and Morrich More 21499 Scotland, United Kingdom
Drumochter Hills 23340 Scotland, United Kingdom
East Caithness Cliffs 1094 Scotland, United Kingdom
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Elstersteilhänge 1628 Germany  
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Erzgebirgskamm am Großen Kranichsee 2469 Germany  
Fannich Hills 23816 Scotland, United Kingdom
Fichtelbergwiesen 571 Germany  
Firth of Lorn 51830 Scotland, United Kingdom
Foinaven 36684 Scotland, United Kingdom
Galloway Oakwoods 877 Scotland, United Kingdom
Glen Coe 7329 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Glen Creran Woods 1739 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Glen Tanar 10329 Scotland, United Kingdom
Hill of Towanreef 4660 Scotland, United Kingdom
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Kinloch and Kyleakin Hills 13015 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Ladder Hills 10769 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Lands End and Cape Bank 74557 England, United Kingdom  
Lewis Peatlands 69055 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods 4341 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lower River Spey – Spey Bay 1613 Scotland, United Kingdom
Meall na Samhna 4653 Scotland, United Kingdom
Mendip Limestone Grasslands 1032 England, United Kingdom
Moffat Hills 7146 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morven and Mullachdubh 2265 Scotland, United Kingdom
Muir of Dinnet 1027 Scotland, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Rassal 2514 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sands of Forvie 1814 Scotland, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
St Kilda 62932 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
Swatzke und Skabyberge 1155 Germany  
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
Usk Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Wysg 4167 Wales, United Kingdom  
Vietmannsdorfer Heide 663 Germany  

Ecosystems

Predators

Alaskozetes antarcticus (Mite)[3]
Glaucomys sabrinus (northern flying squirrel)[3]
Lemmus sibiricus (brown lemming)[3]
Rangifer tarandus (caribou)[3]

Distribution

Arctic; Eurasia – Europe; Eurasia – Asia-Temperate; Eurasia – Asia-Tropical; Africa (incl Madagascar); Americas – North America (incl Mexico); Americas – South and Central America; Antarctic – Southern Subpolar Islands; Antarctic – Antarctica;

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Citations

Species recognized by Triebel D. & Rambold G., 2013-01-18, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Ellenberg, H., Weber, H.E., Dull, R., Wirth, V., Werner, W., Paulissen, D. (1991) Zeigerwerte von Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa. Scripta Geobotanica 18, 1–248 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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