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False Turkey Tail

Stereum ostrea


Old fruiting bodies, approximately 3-4 cm across; fan-shaped, semicircular, or irregularly kidney-shaped; tough, smooth surface; now white with some thin concentric zones of brown; attached directly to the log without a stem. Undersurface, smooth; whitish to buff brown.


Growing in lateral cluster on log on ridge on service path between Green/White Trails.


Young brackets are a rich brown; undersides are a deeper brown. The smooth undersides are a cardinal characteristic for differentiating between Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor) and False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea). Additional photos/discussion:

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jan 30, 2017
Submitted on Mar 16, 2017

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