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False Turkey-tail

Stereum ostrea


Beautiful, fan-shaped, petal-like, leathery, with multicolored zones and smooth under surface. This is our largest and most colorful Stereum and is frequently misidentified as the Turkey-tail.


On logs and stumps of deciduous trees.

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doreen.chambers.14 5 years ago

Thanks Ashley!

AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Doreen, your beautiful False Turkey Tail has made the top 10 fungi spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 fungi spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 4th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

Beautiful capture Doreen,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Congrats on this amazing SOTD!

doreen.chambers.14 5 years ago

Thanks to all.

LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Congratulations Doreen!

AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Doreen, this beautiful fungus is Spotting of the Day!



Vermont, USA

Spotted on Dec 13, 2015
Submitted on Dec 13, 2015

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