Wood decay

Wood Products Deterioration


White rots: White-pocket rot Top of photo. White rot with bleached white appearence (bottom of photo).

Soft-rot. These fungi attack wood in extreme environments - such as very wet or very dry conditions.

Brown-rot. A diffuse attack of cellulose occurs resulting in large amounts of strength losses during early stages of decay.

White rhizomorphs of Serpula

White rhizomorphs produced by Serpula lacrymans used to transport nutrirnts and water.


Fruiting body of Serpula lacrymans.


White rhizomorphs and fruiting body of Meruliporia incrassata.


Fruiting body of Gloeophyllum trabeum. View of the undersurface of the basidiocarp.