Tinder fungus grows on different trees. It attaches to the trunk and reaches a size much larger than those of other fungi of the same characteristics, so you can measure 2 feet or more wide and 1 inch thick. It is much more visible than other fungi that grow in trees, it stands out because of their size a lot.
They leave in a heap of tubes that are placed so stratified as the years pass and added new layers to the fungus before.
This species is found throughout the Iberian Peninsula. It breeds mainly in willow, beech, oak and in most forests where there is little moisture.
Like all fungi, the plant has no flowers and hence no flowering season.
The basic vegetative fungi is composed of the mycelium, is formed by a series of hebrillas that stretch under the ground and coming together at the foot of the mushroom itself. This part is the same all year.
The reproductive tract as is the mushroom. The lamellae are in the hat containing spores.
Is collected tinder fungus.
It is used for many years to ignite, because it will burn very slowly.
Has long been one of the remedies preferred by doctors to cut bleeding and absorb blood and other líquidos.Luego there was a time that was no longer used in preparations of the physicians, only to return to restart. Has also been used for the same purpose in folk medicine, mainly in the Catalonia.
To get it to better absorb the liquid it needs to be as soft as possible. This absorption is produced by that consists of a set of very fine strands.
Maceration. Cut the tinder fungus in pieces and remove the outer layer, is placed mainly in water and if not too soft, you hit something hard so that it becomes spongy and flexible. It is used to absorb the blood in wounds.
Dissolution. Tinder can be dissolved with concentrated nitro. This preparation is used for burning and long lasting fires in the fireplaces.
Poultice. It crushes the fungus with two stones until it is reduced in size. Place on a cloth and used as a bandage to absorb the blood in wounds and bleeding cut.
HABITAT: In the trunks of oaks, oaks, willows
PART USED: The tinder
CASTILIAN: Agárico yesquero
CATALAN: Bolet d'esca
BASQUE: Ardai, ardagai
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