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Birch polypore - Razor Strop - Piptoporus betulinus

Birch Polypore
Piptoporus betulinus

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Razor - Strop Fungus
Sept. 19, 2008 - Stone Valley, Colton, NY.
Note: Poison Ivy is shown in the pic.

Found growing on dead Birch trees this mushroom is a common sight in the northeast. Birch polypore will also grow on living Birch trees if the spores can find a wound. It is an annual but they persist and slowly blacken with age. Many old ones can be found the next year

Birch Polypore Mushroom
Nov. 28, 2008 - Morley, NY

Edible: tough and corky - at best only young ones should be eaten.
They have antibiotic and styptic properties and it is speculated the samples carried by the Tyrolean Ice Man were used for medicinal purposes.

Razor Strop Fungus
Nov. 28, 2008 - Morley, NY