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Laricifomes officinalis


Large, long-living polypore with a cheesy pore surface that does not bruise.


100 year old conifers


This is an exceedingly rare and important fungus, as its habitat is in decline. It is also studied for its ability to fight of Tuberculosis and Smallpox, among other things.

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Tim Sage
Tim Sage 10 years ago

This conk will be cloned by Paul Stamets and added to his genomic library for research into Smallpox and Tuberculosis cures/vaccines.

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Tim Sage

Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2011
Submitted on May 5, 2011

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