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bracket fungus definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures [syn: bracket fungus, shelf fungus]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1899 a basidiomycete that forms shelflike sporophores

Britannica Concise

Basidiomycete that forms shelflike sporophores (spore-producing organs). Bracket fungi are commonly found growing on trees or fallen logs in damp woodlands. They can severely damage cut lumber and stands of timber. Specimens 16 in. (40 cm) or more in diameter are not uncommon.



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