Found growing on Birch this was a very common fungi in this area. It appeared on almost every dead birch tree, The bottom pore surface first white turning brown. From what I read Oetzi the 5000 year old ice man was found with this species Fomes fomentarius also known as “the tender conk” on his person along with several tied thongs of Poptoporus betulinus. Native Americans used this also for a tea and to stop bleeding. I have used it as a cartery agent and it worked great.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:43 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Cranberry Glade botanical area Monogahela N, F, Pocahontas Co. West Virginia’ to ‘Cranberry Glade Botanical Area Monongahela National Forest, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia, USA’


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