shelf fungus

  1. Any of various basidiomycete fungi that form shelflike carpophores (spore-bearing structures) on tree trunks or decaying wood. Also called bracket fungus

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How to use shelf fungus in a sentence

  • Then there was a tremor in the shelf-fungus on which he lay.

    The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster
  • He thought of the leaves of the palm tree, the white under surface of the shelf fungus.

    An American Robinson Crusoe | Samuel. B. Allison
  • Then he felt himself drawn upward as the crayfish disgustedly released its hold and the shelf-fungus floated slowly upward.

    The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster
  • Burl laughed again as a particularly large lump of shelf-fungus narrowly missed the black-and-silver figure below.

    The Mad Planet | Murray Leinster
  • The agglomeration of cranky, unseaworthy bits of shelf-fungus moved slowly out from the shore until the current caught it.

    The Red Dust | Murray Leinster