Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Birch Polypore

This is Birch Polypore or Razor Strop fungus which as you might guess, grows on Birch trees.

It is called razor Strop fungus because historically slices of the fungus were cut and used to strop razors and knives when sharpening them.

A thin layer on the underside of the fungus can be removed and used as a self-adhesive plaster.

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