Latin name: Fomes fomentarius (L. Ex Fries) J. Kickx f.
Botanical family: Polyporaceae
Growth habit: Fungi
Vernacular name(s): tinder fungus (Eng.)
amadouvier (Fr.)
wasasukwitwi, wasaskwitoy, posakan (Cree.)
Fruiting body burned to repell mosquitoes and flies [Metis: 13). Dry, spore producing layer cut into matchstick shaped pieces and placed on the skin and burned to produce counter-irritation to treat arthritis [Cree: 95].