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Piptoporus betulinus, commonly known as the birch polypore, birch bracket, or razor strop, is one of the most common polyporous bracket fungi and, as the name suggests, grows almost exclusively on birch trees. The brackets burst out from the bark of the tree, and these fruiting bodies can last for more than a year. Technically, it is an edible mushroom, with a strong, pleasant "mushroomy" odor but a bitter taste. 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.
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Rogue-inthe-Weeds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Excellent !!
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Oniroid Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Thank you :)
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a-noun-o-mouse Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! so lovely, what a beautiful and interesting mushroom! 
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Oniroid Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
Thank you
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