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Turkey Tail

Trametes versicolor

Description:

The top surface of the cap shows typical concentric zones of different colours. Flesh 1–3 mm thick, leathery texture. Cap with rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes blackish zones, Older specimens, such as the one pictured at right, can have zones with green algae growing on them, thus appearing green.

Habitat:

Found on deadwood.

Notes:

A polysaccharide extracted from the mushroom is medically used as an immune system boosting agent in the treatment of cancer.

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Meik Meißner
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Meik Meißner

Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 20, 2011

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