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(order Aphyllophorales)

A family of fungi in which the hymenium typically lines tubes that open to the exterior by pores. The fruit body may be crust-like, bracket-like, or hoof-shaped, and may be annual or perennial. They grow on wood and are mainly saprotrophic, but some are parasitic. The family includes some important tree pathogens and agents of timber decay.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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