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Serpula

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600571
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759147
Serpula

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A genus of fungi which includes the dry rot fungus S. lacrymans (formerly Merulius lacrymans), a serious agent of timber decay in buildings. The fungus can spread from one timber to another across brickwork and mortar. Rust-red ...

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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