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Agarikon

Laricifomes officinalis

Description:

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

Habitat:

100 year old conifers

Notes:

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.

http://www.fungi.com/front/stamets/index...

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

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