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False Turkey Tail

Stereum ostrea


Vibrant, orange zoned fruiting body that was 3-4 cm wide. Somewhat irregularly fan-shaped. The underside was smooth and cream/tan colored, lacking pores.


Rotting wood in a deciduous forest


Stereum ostrea is called the "False Turkey Tail" because it looks like "True Turkey Tail", Trametes versicolor. The major difference between the two is found underneath the cap: Stereum ostrea doesn't have pores, while Trametes versicolor has pores.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thank you! The colors on this one were so bright!

maplemoth662 2 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....beautiful colors....

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Feb 15, 2018
Submitted on Feb 17, 2018

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