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Birch Polypore

Observed: 6th May 2011 By: suzi-r
Birch Polypore
Birch Polypore
Description:

This fungus was growing on a birch tree.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) interacts

Comments

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Birch Polypore

Thank you!

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Useful fungus

This is a useful fungus. In the past it was used as tinder (for fire lighting) and if cut flat and dried it can be used to keep a razor blade sharp!
Also, it can be used as a styptic!

Matthew