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shelf fungus

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Noun1.shelf fungus - a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structuresshelf fungus - a woody fungus that forms shelflike sporophores on tree trunks and wood structures
polypore, pore fungus, pore mushroom - woody pore fungi; any fungus of the family Polyporaceae or family Boletaceae having the spore-bearing surface within tubes or pores; the fruiting bodies are usually woody at maturity and persistent
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The sulfur fungus is a polypore, or shelf fungus. Instead of the more-familiar cap on a stem, this one grows in horizontal layers.
All the investigated samples of shelf fungus (N = 4) were found on platyphyllus birch (Betula platyphylla).
Describing the object's qualities in explicit detail, Ye and the villager determine that it is a type of lingzhi, a shelf fungus of the Ganoderma lucidum species, which according to legend has the rare ability to give immortality.