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Definition of Lichens
LichenLichen Li"chen (l[imac]"k[e^]n; 277), n. [L., fr. Gr.
1. (Bot.) One of a class of cellular, flowerless plants,
(technically called Lichenes), having no distinction of
leaf and stem, usually of scaly, expanded, frond-like
forms, but sometimes erect or pendulous and variously
branched. They derive their nourishment from the air, and
generate by means of spores. The species are very widely
distributed, and form irregular spots or patches, usually
of a greenish or yellowish color, upon rocks, trees, and
various bodies, to which they adhere with great tenacity.
They are often improperly called rock moss or tree
Note: A favorite modern theory of lichens (called after its
inventor the Schwendener hypothesis), is that they are
not autonomous plants, but that they consist of
ascigerous fungi, parasitic on alg[ae]. Each lichen is
composed of white filaments and green, or greenish,
rounded cells, and it is argued that the two are of
different nature, the one living at the expense of the
other. See Hyph[ae], and Gonidia.
2. (Med.) A name given to several varieties of skin disease,
esp. to one characterized by the eruption of small,
conical or flat, reddish pimples, which, if unchecked,
tend to spread and produce great and even fatal
Meaning of Lichens from wikipedia
- the growth
form. Common names
the word moss (e.g., "reindeer moss", "Iceland moss"), and lichens
look like and...
- all known lichens
have a green
alga as a symbiont. Among
is the most common
20% of all lichens
. The second...
pl**** (LP) is a chronic inflammatory
and immune-mediated disease
the skin, nails, hair, and mucous
membranes. It is not an actual...
- conditions, foliose lichens
with broad lobes
are prevalent. In comparison, crustose lichens
have less surface
area than foliose lichens
and will tend to...
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- Edible lichens
that have a cultural history
of use as a food. Although almost
(with some notable poisonous
types. Foliose lichens attach
in the lower cortex
root like structures called rhizines
- leafy, the lichen
to be a foliose lichen
, but the underside
does not have a "skin" (cortex), as foliose lichens
do. Squamulose lichens
- will appear
powdery, but crustose lichens
surface, and leprose lichens
do not. Leprose lichens
have no inner
- branched. Fruticose lichens
have a fine, round, hair-like structures
and are loosely attached
and trees. Although fruticose lichens
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