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Turkey Tail - Trametes versicolor Turkey Tail gets its name from the fact that it sort of resembles a turkey&#039;s tail. The caps were bracket-shaped, thin, velvety, and had concentric zones of brown, white, and green. The pores were white. <br />
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Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a mixed forest. Fall,Geotagged,Trametes versicolor,United States,fungus,mushroom,trametes,turkey tail Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Turkey Tail - Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tail gets its name from the fact that it sort of resembles a turkey's tail. The caps were bracket-shaped, thin, velvety, and had concentric zones of brown, white, and green. The pores were white.

Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a mixed forest.

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  1. Did you get a closeup of the pores? I was introduced to a new species (that closely resembles T. versicolor) but lacks the blue concentric zone. Pores have a more irregular (smeared) appearance than T. versicolor when viewed under a hand lens! Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. I initially thought it was Trametes hirsuta because it is fuzzier than I usually see for versicolor. Lemme know if you remember the name and I'll check it out! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Oh, and yes - I got the pores: https://mushroomobserver.org/337463?q=WweV Posted 2 years ago
        1. Nice! And, yah, that looks like classic T. versicolor pores.

          If in doubt, ask Joan Knapp :D She is the Trametes queen!
          Posted 2 years ago
  2. Totally brainfarting on the name right now though ughhh! Either way, this is gawjusss!

    Not sure if the grayish zone would be considered "blue" though! Just thought I'd bring it to your attention just in case!
    Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. Maybe Trametes ochracea is what I'm thinking of? I think yours still classifies as having "some blue." Posted 2 years ago
      1. Hmm, could be. It wasn't rigid though. It was flexible. Posted 2 years ago
        1. The one that I saw wasn't THAT rigid (maybe a younger specimen). I don't think this is an example of one though :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Very beautiful! And also your new avatar! I am embarrassed to ask how did you girls put your avatar?? I did ask this already before but somehow I lost the email where I've got explained how :-S Posted 2 years ago
    1. I just had Lisa and Ferdy explain it to me :). Do you use a google account or Facebook to sign into JD? If google/gmail, then you can upload a picture there and it will automatically transfer to JD. Otherwise, you can set one up at www.gravatar.com. On that site, use the same email address that you used to sign up for your JD account. Then, you can upload any avatar you like over there and it will automatically pop up on JD. Posted 2 years ago
      1. And, thank you ;)
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. I normally enter using facebook. I have created a new Gravatar account with the email associated to my facebook and made the avatar but I still don't see how it goes automatically to JD (?)..sorry to keep asking Posted 2 years ago
          1. Nevermind! It worked! thanks! Posted 2 years ago
            1. Yay, awesome! Nice avatar :) Posted 2 years ago
              1. Thaaaaanks! :-) Posted 2 years ago

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''Trametes versicolor'' – also known as ''Coriolus versicolor'' and ''Polyporus versicolor'' – is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world. Meaning 'of several colours', ''versicolor'' reliably describes this mushroom found in different colors. By example, due to its resembling multiple colors in the tail of wild turkey, ''T. versicolor'' is commonly called turkey tail.

Similar species: Polyporales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Oct 8, 2018. Captured Sep 30, 2018 11:09 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/128s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm