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tinder fungus

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Scientific Name:  
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.

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Technology 

Punk, grows on trees, brown and black on top, light brown on bottom. Used with flint to start fires.

Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Technology 

A fungus growing on the trunk of trees which was once used as tinder and lighted with flint stones,  "axkútia".

Dunn, J.P. ca. 1900 Use - Technology 

 A fungus used as tinder to light a hand-started fire, "akótĭa," "punk".

Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
McKnight, K. B., Rohrer, J., Ward, K. M., and McKnight, K. H. 2021 Habitat 

Distributed widely throughout North America, including eastern and western Myaamia lands, mostly occurring on dead and living hardwood trees.

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