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Is this Chaga? (In Northern Ireland)
« on: August 03, 2011, 11:40:35 pm »
Hi Guys,

I have been doing a little research on Medicinal Mushrooms and whether or not they grow where I live (Northern Ireland).
The most likely I thought is Chaga although there doesn't seem to be any eveidence that it grows in Britain or Ireland.
So I decided to go have a look.  After a short walk in a local forest where there are a lot of Birch Trees (Chaga grows on dying Birch Trees) I appear to have hit the Jackpot:

Can anyone with more knowledge or expertise than me confirm if this is indeed Chaga? Are ther any lookalikes that are poisonous? Would appreciate some input.

Many thanks

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Re: Is this Chaga? (In Northern Ireland)
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 02:19:02 am »
Looks like it. Is it growing on a birch?

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Re: Is this Chaga? (In Northern Ireland)
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 09:10:55 pm »
Looks like it. Is it growing on a birch?

Yeah a dead (or dying) Birch.
Are there any lookalikes?
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