Trametes versicolor Polyporaceae Turkeytail

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Trametes versicolor, Turkeytail. This is one of our commonest small bracket fungi, growing on dead and dying wood, and appearing in hedgerows and woods island-wide. The top surface is concentrically zoned in shades of brown and cream, downy when young, then becoming smooth, whilst underneath the surface is white with minute angular pores. It often occurs in many overlapping tiers. The fruit-bodies tend to dry to thin, leathery, crumpled sheets in Summer, then revive and continue growth in Autumn and Winter.



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