shelf fungus

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shelf fungus  
Any of various basidiomycete fungi that form shelflike carpophores (spore-bearing structures) on tree trunks or decaying wood. Also called bracket fungus.
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shelf fungus

noun
a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures [syn: bracket fungus
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