Definition of bracket fungus in English:

bracket fungus

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  • A fungus which forms shelf-like projections on the trunks of living or dead trees, sending hyphae into the wood and sometimes causing the death of the tree or decay of the timber.
    • Several families in the order Aphyllophorales, class Hymenomycetes
    More example sentences
    • It is a sessile wood inhabiting fungus and is commonly known as ‘bracket fungus’.
    • Here you can see the basidiocarp of the bracket fungus growing on the trunk of this tree.
    • The artist's conk is a particular kind of bracket fungus, Ganoderma applanata.

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