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shoestring fungus

Definition of the noun shoestring fungus

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  1. any of several fungi of the genus Armillaria that form brown stringy rhizomorphs and cause destructive rot of the roots of some trees such as apples or maples
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: agaric = a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
    • member of: Armillaria / genus Armillaria = genus of edible mushrooms having white spores an annulus and blue juice; some are edible

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Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

Shoestring fungus is occasionally harmful. See oak. OLEACEAE = The Lilac, Olive or Ash Family OLEAGINOUS. Oily and fleshy. OLEANDER, COMMON = Nerium oleander OLEARIA (o-lee-AY-ria) x haastii 9' Zone 8 New Zealand Daisy- bush ...

Google previewThe CABI Encyclopedia of Forest Trees (2013)


The major root-rot fungi include the shoestring fungus (Armillaria mellea) and annosum root rot (Heterobasidion annosum). The species is subject to many damaging agents, with seedlings being affected by root borers (Hylobius pales, ...

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