rhamphotheca
rhamphotheca:

Mythical Medicinal Mushroom Found Only in Old Growth Forest
by Kimberly Mok
Fungi are incredible organisms that are vital to the earth’s ecosystems. They assist in the bioremediation of poisoned soils and oceans, and are also a source of food, and even building material for us humans.
Some, like American mycologist and founder of Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets, have famously asserted that fungi will save the world — no off-hand statement, coming from a man who has spent his life studying and promoting fungi and the end of “fungi-phobia” worldwide.
Historically, a wide range of mushrooms have been used in medicine, and there may be one mushroom that might hold the key to the future of medicine. For years, Stamets has been on the look-out for the agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis or Laricifomes officinalis, depending on the tree it grows on), a rare and endangered mushroom that grows only in old-growth conifer forests of North America and Europe…
(read more: TreeHugger)
photograph by Dusty Yao

rhamphotheca:

Mythical Medicinal Mushroom Found Only in Old Growth Forest

by Kimberly Mok

Fungi are incredible organisms that are vital to the earth’s ecosystems. They assist in the bioremediation of poisoned soils and oceans, and are also a source of food, and even building material for us humans.

Some, like American mycologist and founder of Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets, have famously asserted that fungi will save the world — no off-hand statement, coming from a man who has spent his life studying and promoting fungi and the end of “fungi-phobia” worldwide.

Historically, a wide range of mushrooms have been used in medicine, and there may be one mushroom that might hold the key to the future of medicine. For years, Stamets has been on the look-out for the agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis or Laricifomes officinalis, depending on the tree it grows on), a rare and endangered mushroom that grows only in old-growth conifer forests of North America and Europe…

(read more: TreeHugger)

photograph by Dusty Yao

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Beauty Court, Rocky Mount High School, 1965 From the 1965 edition of The Hi-Noc-Ar, page 66-67.
View at DigitalNC: 1965 The Hi-Noc-Ar Yearbook
Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks
Contributing Institution: Braswell Memorial Library
Usage Statement: Copyright is retained by the authors of these items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

wilsonlibunc:

Beauty Court, Rocky Mount High School, 1965 From the 1965 edition of The Hi-Noc-Ar, page 66-67.

View at DigitalNC: 1965 The Hi-Noc-Ar Yearbook

Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks

Contributing Institution: Braswell Memorial Library

Usage Statement: Copyright is retained by the authors of these items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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how to fuck with hunters 101

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Tumblr is officially full of psychopaths.

There is a fine line between psychopath and genius. People on Tumblr play jump-rope with this line.

That …was beautiful.

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