AGARICUS. Punk. Many species, growing on decayed trees. All more or less styptic and bitter, useful to make the Agaric, a soft powder for stopping arterial hemorrhage, in amputations of limbs, without ligature. A pleasant bitters may be made with an equal quantity of orange peal infused in wine, &c. Punk is the Indian name for all perennial fungi growing on trees and of a spongy nature: useful to make spunk or touch wood to light easily fire with. Those growing on pines and hickories are commonly deemed best.