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Polypore, Birch (Piptoporus betulinus)
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Polypore, Birch (Piptoporus betulinus)

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Photo taken Bolton, October 2004

This is a mature specimen
A very common parasite of birch trees that continues to grow as the tree dies. The underside is punctuated with tiny round pores. Also known as the razor strop fungus.
8-30cms across, 5-20cms deep 2-6cms thick.
Can be found throughout the year as the fruitbodies persist.
The tough flesh has a bitter taste.

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