What is bracket fungus?

Bracket fungus is a type of fungus that grows on both living and dead trees. It looks a lot like a hard mushroom, and is called bracket fungus (or sometimes shelf fungus) because it grows like a bracket or shelf in horizontal rows. Some forms grow so thick they may speed up the death of the tree, and then feed off the wood for years afterwards.


This is a web preview of the "Handy Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App