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05.21.2015 Button…sort of

Reishi?  It could be Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi and prized by herbalists) or a Fomitopsis pinicola (Red-banded Polypore and also reported to have medicinal properties)…I’ll have to go back later in the season after it is more fully developed.  A more … Continue reading


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03.19.2015 Sweatin’ to the moldies

I am a little free and easy with the titles (although mold is a fungus)…this isn’t very moldy, but it sure is sweaty.  The bracket fungus Red-banded Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) aka Red-belted Conk quite often exudes sweat-like moisture (guttation) in … Continue reading

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