Hairy Panus – (Panus lacomtei)

This beautiful, fuzzy little Panus colonizes hardwood sawdust and chips and is also a sun-tolerant species for full sun applications where shade is a limiting factor. Recent studies from Brazil have shown very high activity and inhibition of Trypanosoma cruzi (the parasite responsible for Chagas Disease, which kills approximately 20,000 of the infected individuals in tropical climates every year, mostly in Central and South America). A possible candidate for other water-borne inactivation of other pathogens epidemic to world health such as Cholera (Vibrio cholerae). A unique and promising species!

Edibility and TasteGood, but tough. Better powdered and consumed or made into tinctures
Grows OnHardwood logs and stumps. Also fruits indoors on sawdust
Fruiting Temps70-85F