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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brack′et fun`gus(n.)

  1. any of the leathery, corky, or woody mushrooms that grow shelflike on the trunks of trees.

    Category: Fungi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bracket fungus, shelf fungus(noun)

    a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures


  1. bracket fungus(Noun)

    Any of various fungi of the family Polyporaceae, whose fruiting bodies form on trees and resemble shelves.


  1. Bracket fungus

    Bracket fungi, or shelf fungi, are among the many groups of fungi that comprise the phylum Basidiomycota. Characteristically, they produce shelf- or bracket-shaped fruiting bodies called conks that lie in a close planar grouping of separate or interconnected horizontal rows. Brackets can range from only a single row of a few caps, to dozens of rows of caps that can weigh several hundred pounds. They are mainly found on trees and coarse woody debris, and may resemble mushrooms. Some form annual fruiting bodies while others are perennial and grow larger year after year. Bracket fungi are typically tough and sturdy and produce their spores, called basidiospores, within the pores that typically make up the undersurface.

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bracket fungus

a round, flat fungus that grows out horizontally on the trunks of trees.

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