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Birch polypore or Razor strop

Piptoporus betulinus


Shape almost like a bell


In a mix forest in,Gerês national park,in Leonte,Cabril mountain


"The velvety cut surface of the fruiting body was traditionally used as a strop for finishing the finest of edges on razors. It is also said to have medicinal properties, and this fungus was carried by "Ötzi the Iceman" – the 5,000 year old mummy found in Tyrol." from wikipedia

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maplemoth662 8 months ago

Your welcome, AntonioGinjaGinja....

Thanks maplemoth662

maplemoth662 8 months ago

Photo No. 3: is a beautiful, tree photo....

maplemoth662 8 months ago

Photo No. 6: is a very beautiful, landscape photo....

Norte, Portugal

Lat: 41.73, Long: -8.16

Spotted on Jan 10, 2015
Submitted on Feb 11, 2015

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