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fungus British & World English

Any of a group of unicellular, multicellular, or syncytial spore-producing organisms feeding on organic matter, including moulds, yeast, mushrooms, and toadstools

cage fungus British & World English

A fetid-smelling fungus that forms a hollow latticed spherical structure, the inner surface of which bears the spores

cup fungus British & World English

A fungus in which the spore-producing layer forms the lining of a shallow cup

fungus gnat British & World English

A small, delicate fly whose larvae feed chiefly on fungi

hoof fungus British & World English

Another term for tinder fungus.

brain fungus British & World English

A soft yellow gelatinous fungus with a lobed and folded surface, living on dead wood in both Eurasia and North America

coral fungus British & World English

A fungus which produces a fruiting body composed of upright branching finger-like projections which resemble coral, found in both Eurasia and North America

fungus beetle British & World English

A small beetle that feeds chiefly on fungi and is typically black with red or yellow markings

fungus garden British & World English

A growth of fungus cultivated by certain ants or termites as a source of food

honey fungus British & World English

A widespread parasitic fungus that produces clumps of honey-coloured toadstools at the base of trees. The black string-like hyphae invade a tree, causing decay or death and spreading out to other trees

tinder fungus British & World English

A bracket fungus with a hard hoof-like upper surface, growing chiefly on birch and beech

artist's fungus British & World English

A bracket fungus with a reddish-brown upper surface and a pale lower surface on which scratches remain visible as dark marks, found in both Eurasia and North America

bootlace fungus British & World English

Another term for honey fungus.

bracket fungus British & World English

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

hedgehog fungus British & World English

An edible mushroom which has a cap with a lobed fleshy margin, the underside of which bears downward-pointing spore-bearing spines, common in both Eurasia and North America

beefsteak fungus British & World English

A reddish-brown bracket fungus which resembles raw beef and is sometimes considered edible, found in Eurasia and North America

cauliflower fungus British & World English

An edible fungus which forms a distinctive fruiting body with a yellowish lobed surface, growing on wood and other plant debris

porcelain fungus British & World English

A common edible Eurasian mushroom which is white and covered with a slimy fluid, growing on beech trees

stag's-horn fungus British & World English

A small fungus of dead wood, which forms black velvety antler-shaped fruiting bodies with white tips, common in both Eurasia and North America

poached egg fungus British & World English

Another term for porcelain fungus.

yellow brain fungus in brain fungus British & World English

A soft yellow gelatinous fungus with a lobed and folded surface, living on dead wood in both Eurasia and North America

bird's-nest fungus in bird's-nest British & World English

A Eurasian and North American fungus with a small bowl-shaped fruiting body that opens to reveal egg-shaped organs containing the spores

staghorn fungus in stag's-horn fungus British & World English

A small fungus of dead wood, which forms black velvety antler-shaped fruiting bodies with white tips, common in both Eurasia and North America

dry rot fungus in dry rot British & World English

The fungus that causes dry rot decay

wet rot fungus in wet rot British & World English

The fungus that causes wet rot


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