Species Detail

Fomitopsis or Phelliunus spp.
Tinder fungus

Scientific Name:  
Fomitopsis or Phelliunus spp.
Common Name:  
Tinder fungus
Myaamia Name:  
Harvest Seasons:  
Winter, Summer, Fall, Spring
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Conifer Shrubland and Forest, Conifer Swamp some deciduous domts., Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Growth Forms:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Fomitopsis or Phelliunus spp.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Technology  Punk, grows on trees, brown and black on bottom, light brown on bottom. Used with flint to start fires.
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Technology  used as tinder to light a hand-started fire. "akotia;" "punk"
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Technology  fungus growing on the trunk of trees which was once used as tinder and lighted with flint stones. "akutia"
Botanical Sources  
Fomitopsis or Phelliunus spp.
No sources entered.
Related Sources  
Fomitopsis or Phelliunus spp.
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