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The adjective “flabelliform” (pronounced flah-
BELL-ih-form) comes from Latin and describes
something that is shaped like a fan. While many
species of polypore fungi growing from wood could
be accurately described as flabelliform, few specimens
would make a more elegant fan for keeping cool this
summer than Ganoderma lucidum —also known as
lingzhi or reishi.
Jason Cortlund, NYMS


A Term Defined: Gleba, Fuscous, and Flabelliform,
first appeared in the Summer 2011, Autumn 2011, and
Summer 2012 issues, respectively, of the New York
Mycological Society (NYMS) newsletter. Artwork
was revised by the artist for this publication and text
was reprinted with permission by NYMS.