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Turkey Tail

Trametes versicolor


Polypore growing from root end of well decayed fallen tree.



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chesterbperry 5 years ago

I suspect it is T. versicolor, I was just not ready to call it yet, there are some similar species and I just like to double check myself.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 5 years ago

Is this a thin bracket or thick? Why don't you suspect Trametes versicolor? It's "...only a few mm thick; flexible when fresh; circular, semicircular, bracket-shaped, or kidney-shaped; often fused with other caps; densely hairy or velvety, often with alternating zones of texture; with concentric zones of white, brown, cinnamon, and reddish brown..." (

If it's not thin enough to be T. versicolor, I would investigate Ganoderma species.

East Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.00, Long: -85.19

Spotted on Sep 4, 2013
Submitted on Sep 4, 2013

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