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Turkey tail fungus

Trametes versicolor

Description:

Trametes versicolor — also known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor — is an extremely common polypore mushroom which can be found throughout the world. Versicolor means 'of several colours' and it is true that this mushroom is found in a wide variety of different colours. T. versicolor is commonly called turkey tail because of its resemblance to the tail of the wild turkey. T. versicolor is recognized as a medicinal mushroom in Chinese medicine under the name yun zhi (traditional Chinese: 雲芝). In China and Japan T. versicolor is used as in immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer.



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Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.09, Long: -86.54

Spotted on Feb 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 18, 2012

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