Lenzites betulina

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Lenzites betulina
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Lenzites
Species: L. betulina
Binomial name
Lenzites betulina
(L.) Fr., (1838)

Lenzites betulina, sometimes known by common names gilled polypore, birch mazegill or multicolor gill polypore, is a species of fungus.

Although it is a member of the Polyporales order, its fruiting bodies have gills instead of pores, which distinguishes it from the superficially similar Trametes versicolor or Trametes hirsutum. Research has shown that it has several medicinal properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, antitumor, and immunosuppressive activities.[1]

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  1. ^ Medicinal Mushrooms » Blog Archive » Lenzites betulina