Trametes betulina

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Trametes betulina
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T. betulina
Binomial name
Trametes betulina
(L.) Pilát (1939)
Synonyms

Lenzites betulina (L.) Fr., (1838)

Trametes betulina
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gills on hymenium
cap is flat
lacks a stipe
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: inedible

Trametes betulina (formerly Lenzites betulina), sometimes known by common names gilled polypore, birch mazegill or multicolor gill polypore, is a species of inedible fungus.[1]

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 hirsuta. Research has shown that it has several medicinal properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, antitumor, and immunosuppressive activities.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. pp. 312–13. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.
  2. ^ Medicinal Mushrooms » Blog Archive » Lenzites betulina

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