Wolfoporia extensa  (Peck) Ginns


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Wolfoporia extensa (Peck) Ginns 

Previously called Poria cocos, this underground wood rotter consists of a large sclerotium that resembles a coconut. Several of these appeared in my woods this spring. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote urination, and digestion and to promote calm.