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Turkey tail is a fungus that has no stalk like a mushroom. It feels leathery to touch.Turkey Tail has a spoon or cup shape, up to four inches wide, and it is very colorful. Its colors can range from brown, white, tan, orange, red, or purple -- or all these colors at once.Turkey Tail caps often overlap each other. Like other fungi, Turkey Tail is the name for the part that you see. Most of the fungus is inside the bark of the log. The "tail" that you see is like the "flower" of the fungus.These "blooms" grow from May to December. Turkey Tails can last several years.Turkey Tails grow on dead or dying wood, especially oaks. They are also known to grow from wounds in a tree.
I found this on an old wooden door on the terrace.