shelf fungus

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shelf fungus

noun

Definition of SHELF FUNGUS

First Known Use of SHELF FUNGUS

circa 1903

shelf fungus

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Basidiomycete that forms shelflike sporophores (spore-producing organs). Shelf 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.

Variants of SHELF FUNGUS

shelf fungus or bracket fungus

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