Proudly presenting: new mushroom species at Mycelia!

Fri 26th August, 2016

Our current strain bank consists of over 150 strains and species, and we keep adding new species regularly. Check out our new arrivals!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Inonotus obliquus

Inonotus obliquus (source: Wikipedia)

commonly known as chaga mushroom (a Latinisation of the Russian term 'чага'), is a fungus in the family Hymenochaetaceae. It is parasitic on birch and other trees. The non-sporulating conk is irregularly formed and has the appearance of burnt charcoal. It is not the fruiting body of the fungus, but a a tumor-like outgrowth of the tree, mixed with fungal hyphae. It is mostly black because of the presence of massive amounts of melanin

The fertile fruiting body can be found very rarely as a resupinate (crustose) fungus under the bark, which splits at the same time, usually appearing after the host tree is dead. I. obliquus grows in birch forests of Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, northern areas of the United States, in the North Carolina mountains and in Canada.

The chaga mushroom is considered a medicinal mushroom in Russian and Eastern European folk medicine.

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