Illustration for the term "lignicolous".
From the New York Mycological Society Spring 2011 newsletter, by Jason Cortlund, Editor, "lignicolous" is defined as:
"Eymology: "Ligni-" from the Latin lignum, meaning 'wood' + the suffix "-colous" which indicates 'inhabiting'. The adjective "lignicolous" describes an organism that grows on trees or dead wood. Trametes versicolor - the polypore that's comonly known as "turkey tail" - is a ubitquitous lignicolous fungus in our region and very common throughout the world."