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Birch polypore or Razor strop

Piptoporus betulinus

Description:

Shape almost like a bell

Habitat:

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

Notes:

"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 https://www.google.pt/url?sa=t&rct=j...

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4 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome, AntonioGinjaGinja....

Thanks maplemoth662

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

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

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year 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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