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Mushroom (Polyporus) Fungus

Polyporus is a genus of fungus that contains large mushrooms that typically grow in woody areas, on or around trees. Some of the species it contains are edible and are occasionally utilized for medicinal purposes. Yet, others types of Polyporus are primarily considered destructive pests. Polyporus betuinus, for example, is a fungus that causes the decay of birch trees in the northern United States.

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