Lenzites betulina (L.) Fr., Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: () [MB# ]. From above, Lenzites betulina looks a lot like the Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor, FFF#). When you flip the mushroom over, however. Int J Med Mushrooms. ;16(4) Anticancer and antimicrobial activities and chemical composition of the birch mazegill mushroom Lenzites betulina.

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Characteristics of Division Basidiomycota. Facultative or heterotypic synonyms: Specimens and strains links: The entire surface of the pileus is covered in dense hairs.

Lenzites betulina

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KOH negative on flesh. Curtis [MB ] There are actually several “gilled polypores,” but distinguishing Lenzites betulina from the others is a fairly easy matter. Characteristics of Phylum Basidiomycota [Archived]. Viewed from the top, it is similar in appearance to Trametes versicolor or Trametes hirsutasometimes with a greenish tinge from algal growth. And it should be pointed out that in the case of Lenzites betulina we cannot blame the “DNA people” for the mess we are in when it comes to classifying as opposed to identifying the mushroom; we have thought of it as a “gilled polypore” for centuries, and any mushroomer who sees the thing in the woods is likely to reach the same conclusion.


# Lenzites betulina – Fungus Fact Friday

This plant disease article is a stub. If the notion of a polypore with gills strikes you as oxymoronic, I can’t argue with you–but see the essay below, “What, If Anything, Is a Gilled Mushroom? Murrill, Journal of Mycology 9 2: This image was created by user Hamilton ham at Mushroom Observera source for mycological images. Lepista nudaThe Blewit 30 Nov, In a test of free-radical scavenging strength, betulinan A was about four times as effective as vitamin E Lee et al.

The Blewit is one of the most difficult edible mushrooms to positively identify thanks to the many, many lookalikes. Characteristics of Phylum Basidiomycota [Archived] 29 Nov, Google Wikimedia Wikipedia Wikispecies. You can contact this user here. Further reflections in natural history.

Jap J Cancer Res. Fungi Growing on Wood Available at: Lost in phenotypic space: Using Google Analytics, we can see what content is popular on our websites. This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lenzites betulina.


Flip the mushroom over and you will find L. Agaricus bisporus 13 Sep, The observed cytotoxic activity was likely due to fats and steroids from the petroleum ether extract and terpenoids from the ethyl acetate extract. Characteristics of Phylum Ascomycota 22 Nov, Note that the smaller the IC 50 value, the greater the cytotoxic effect.

The following other wikis use this file: Anti-tumor action of some basidiomycetes, especially Phellinus linteus. Characteristics of Phylum Ascomycota. The methanol extract was also tested, but showed little cytotoxicity.

Whitish; well-spaced or fairly close; sharp; tough; up to 1 cm or more lensites. When fruiting from the side of a log, the mushrooms will lwnzites into a semicircular shape. Research has shown that it has several medicinal properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, antitumor, and immunosuppressive activities.