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Polypore mushroom found growing on conifer trees. It grows annually and the fruiting bodies begin as rough layers on the surface of the wood and later grow violet colored caps. Fruiting bodies range from 1-4 cm in length and are slightly convex in shape. They also overlap one another and may appear as a large fungal body from a distance. Trichaptum biforme has been found to be effective against three different types of Gram-negative bacteria and E. coli (Chikwem et al. 2020). ID number: 25.49.01.2021
White, Kathleen R.; Jergensen, Jacqueline A.; and Lam, Ada, "Trichaptum biforme" (2021). Mycological Herbarium of Macrofungi from the East Brook Valley. 68.
Location: East Brook Valley, Walton, NY (UR - Upper Ridgeline)