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(family Polyporaceae)

A genus of fungi, in which the fruit bodies are often large, perennial, and corky or woody in texture, and have light chestnut-brown ‘flesh’. They are found on living or dead trees. Many species formerly belonging to this genus are now classified in other genera: for example, F. annosus is now Heterobasidion annosum and F. igniarius is now Phellinus igniarius. See also tinder fungus.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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