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Fomes fomentarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Fomes
(Fr.) Fr. (1849)
Type species
Fomes fomentarius
(L.) Fr. (1849)

Fomes is a genus of perennial woody fungi in the family Polyporaceae. Species are typically hoof-shaped (ungulate). New growth each season is added to the margin, resulting in a downward extension of the hymenium.[1] This often results in a zonate appearance of the upper surface, that is, marked by concentric bands of color.



  1. ^ Orr DB, Orr RT. (1980). Mushrooms of Western North America. California Natural History Guides. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 78. ISBN 0-520-03660-3. 

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