These mushrooms are some of the few mushrooms found to grow on trees. They are coarse and hard. resembling bark of a tree. Often they are much darker than the bark itself. Upon maturity they ooze a solid black liquid called Barkwood Sap. These mushroom masses can be transplanted into living trees and easily take hold and grow new masses.
Genetics and Reproduction
This species reproduces through fungal infection. Either a piece of the mushroom itself must lodge to a new living tree, or the Barkwood Sap must come in contact with the bark of a living tree.
Growth Rate & Stages
This mushroom is very slow growing, taking up to 2 years to reach full maturity. Once it does, it releases a Barkwood Sap slowly and consistently.
Ecology and Habitats
This mushroom is found in large forest areas, and only grows on hardwood trees.
Dietary Needs and Habits
This mushroom feeds off the nutrient's of the tree it self, and can even draw in nutrients from the tree's roots. Acting as a parasite to the tree.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
The mushroom mass itself is inedible, it is very dense and hard and provides little to no nutritional benefit. While the mushroom itself is not often harvested, the Barkwood Sap is highly sought after. It is a very concentrated sedative, often boiled into water and drunk as a recreation drink.
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