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Copyright: Sandu Andreea (sandu_andreea) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 3 N: 17] (193)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-22
Categories: Lichens
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-10 8:02
Viewed: 3417
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is an older picture, that I've just found in my computer, hope you like it.

Cladonia (cup lichen) is a genus 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.

Cladonia perforata ("perforate cladonia") is one of two on the U.S. Endangered Species List, and it should never be collected. It exists only in a few small populations in Florida.

Several Cladonia species grow on sand dunes. The presence, and luxuriant carpet-like growth, of Cladonia species is one of the defining characters of grey dune, a priority habitat for conservation under the E.U. Habitats Directive.

Cladonia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Chionodes continuella.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-03-10 8:37]
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Buna Andreea,

Interesanta poza ta. Nu am mai vazut asa ceva pana acum. Ce sunt bilutele rosii? Ar fi fost interesant sa dai si cateva date despre raspandirea in Romania.
Fotografia este buna cu o cromatica deosebita. Lumina de asemenea este interesanta.

Toate cele bune,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-10 8:41]
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Hello Andreea,
Excellent capture of this Cladonia lichen growing on dead wood. Great details and fine natural colours. I like the composition too. Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Superba poza...compozitie frumoasa si culori naturale!
Foarte frumos ;)

Hello Sandu,

I like this photo a lot, very interesting-looking subjects, nice point-of-view, nice colors. I find lichens to be very interesting.


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