white punk

Laetiporus portentosus

Summary 2

Laetiporus portentosus is a species of polypore fungus in the family Fomitopsidaceae. It is found in South America, Australia, and New Zealand. It has been used traditionally as a tinder and to carry fire by Australian Aboriginals, and by New Zealand Māori people. The Māori have also used it as a "wound protector, to soften and ease a difficult labor."

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  1. (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/9475961
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus_portentosus

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