Definition of bracket fungus in English:

bracket fungus


  • A fungus which forms shelflike projections on the trunks of living or dead trees, sending hyphae into the wood and sometimes causing the death of the tree or decay of the timber.

    Several families in the order Aphyllophorales, class Hymenomycetes

    • ‘Two new records of Ceracis cornifer (Mellié) in the Southeast Region of Brazil are presented here, describing the association of this species with the bracket fungus Pycnoporus sanguineus.’
    • ‘It is a sessile wood inhabiting fungus and is commonly known as ‘bracket fungus’.’
    • ‘Taken on September 7th in the woods near our house in Kilcolgan, this is obviously some form of bracket fungus.’
    • ‘Here you can see the basidiocarp of the bracket fungus growing on the trunk of this tree.’
    • ‘The artist's conk is a particular kind of bracket fungus, Ganoderma applanata.’