Birch polypore by James Emerson 1/2
Birch polypore by Tony Leech 2/2

Birch Polypore Piptoporus betulinus

An easily identifiable, large and white, bracket fungus, which grows horizontally from the trunk of a living or dead birch tree.

Conservation status

Not threatened.

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Did you know?

Strips of the dried birch polypore were once attached to boards and used as a razor strop to put the finest edge on cut-throat razors.

Dried strips are used by entomologists to hold the very fine pins used to mount small insects.

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