Definitions for bracket fungus
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bracket fungus
bracket fungus, shelf fungus(noun)
a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures
Any of various fungi of the family Polyporaceae, whose fruiting bodies form on trees and resemble shelves.
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.
Find a translation for the bracket fungus definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these bracket fungus definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"bracket fungus." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 1 Feb. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/bracket fungus>.