Distribution of Piptoporus betulinus


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Piptoporus betulinus is limited to growth on Birch trees both alive or dead. It begins forming a fruiting body in the spring with the warmer weather. It is distributed throughout cold weather climates in the northern hemisphere. Specifically in the United States including: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Washington. In Canada Piptoporus can be found in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Piptoporus betulinus can also be found in northern Europe and Asia.



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