Cabeceira do Mondego (Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela)
The diversity and abundance of mushrooms in existing forest stands located in Cabeceira Mondego, is more lush autumn. Many of its species are edible and are harvested in a responsible manner, may be a great reason to know and enjoy this place.

PIPTOPORUS BETULINUS

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Piptoporus betulinus, commonly known as the birch polypore, birch bracket, or razor strop, is one of the most common polyporous bracket fungi and, as the name suggests, grows almost exclusively on birch trees. The brackets burst out from the bark of the tree, and these fruiting bodies can last for more than a year. Technically, it is an edible mushroom, with a strong, pleasant "mushroomy" odor but a bitter taste. The velvety cut surface of the fruiting body was traditionally used as a strop for finishing the finest of edges on razors. It is also said to have medicinal properties, and this fungus was carried by "Ötzi the Iceman" – the 5,000 year old mummy found in Tyrol.

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