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OfflineMrcloudy
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Birch polypore
    #19818606 - 04/09/14 04:20 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)

So I have found what I am pretty sure is a birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus). I have never found this mushroom before so I am asking for a second opinion from the shroomery. I had passed by the log it was on several times from the fall through the winter and never once noticed it but today, there it was. I am fairly certain the fallen tree it was on is birch. So tell me, what is this good for? I know it is medicinal.







Also at some point I plan on getting a culture from it, not sure if it is worth it since I don't think it is a commonly cultivated mushroom. But I am going to try anyways.


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^Yep that's an Amanita in a fruiting chamber  :wink:

The reishi search continues!
I am also interested in Ganoderma from the area around Knoxville/ Oakridge Tennessee. In about a 100 mile radius and found primarily on the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National park. Just putting this here on the off chance someone in the area is on here. :pm: me for details.


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Re: Birch polypore [Re: Mrcloudy]
    #19818690 - 04/09/14 04:42 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)

Piptoporus betulinus!


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Re: Birch polypore [Re: Mrcloudy]
    #19818698 - 04/09/14 04:43 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)

Looks right.

Check the Gourmet forum, someone JUST cultivated these recently!! :smile:


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Re: Birch polypore [Re: psylosymonreturns]
    #19818712 - 04/09/14 04:46 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)


"The Tyrolean Ice Man, who was frozen and mummified in the Copper Age, 5000 years ago, had among his possessions a curious pair of hide strips that held pieces of Piptoporus betulinus. Archaeologists speculate that the Ice Man used the birch polypore for medicinal purposes."
-http://www.mushroomexpert.com/piptoporus_betulinus.html


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Re: Birch polypore [Re: maynardjameskeenan]
    #19818723 - 04/09/14 04:48 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)

I thought it was Fomes fometarius , the tinder polypore they found him with!?


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Re: Birch polypore [Re: psylosymonreturns]
    #19818752 - 04/09/14 04:56 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)

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In addition, among Ötzi's possessions were berries, two birch bark baskets, and two species of polypore mushrooms with leather strings through them. One of these, the birch fungus, is known to have antibacterial properties, and was probably used for medicinal purposes. The other was a type of tinder fungus, included with part of what appeared to be a complex firestarting kit. The kit featured pieces of over a dozen different plants, in addition to flint and pyrite for creating sparks.




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Re: Birch polypore [Re: o8u]
    #19819043 - 04/09/14 05:55 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)

That's awesome I knew something along those lines, I had read that he had had one or the other but no one ever specified If it was just one and someone misidentified it or if it was both.

And thank you all for the confirmation.


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The reishi search continues!
I am also interested in Ganoderma from the area around Knoxville/ Oakridge Tennessee. In about a 100 mile radius and found primarily on the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National park. Just putting this here on the off chance someone in the area is on here. :pm: me for details.


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Re: Birch polypore [Re: o8u]
    #19819108 - 04/09/14 06:11 PM (5 months, 19 days ago)

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o8u said:
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In addition, among Ötzi's possessions were berries, two birch bark baskets, and two species of polypore mushrooms with leather strings through them. One of these, the birch fungus, is known to have antibacterial properties, and was probably used for medicinal purposes. The other was a type of tinder fungus, included with part of what appeared to be a complex firestarting kit. The kit featured pieces of over a dozen different plants, in addition to flint and pyrite for creating sparks.






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