Photographer: Peter F. Belamarich, MD, Bronx, New York, November 2009.
These mushrooms are closely related to the Reishi mushroom, a source of traditional Chinese medicine now being tested for asthma treatment in the United States (in combination with other traditional medicines).
Hemlock varnish shelf mushrooms. Somers, New York, November 2009. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164(9):791. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.148