bracket fungus

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Any one of a large group of fungi (order Aphyllophorales), many of which produce fruiting bodies that project from the trunks of trees. Heterobasidion annosum (Fomes annosus) is a parasite (see parasitism) of coniferous trees that is the principal cause of decay in conifers.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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