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Mushroom id?

Observed: 12th December 2009 By: joseph harris
PC120177
PC120178
PC120179
Description:

Firm, leathery fungi growing on tree stump, possibly a polypore?

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) interacts

Comments

JMR89's picture

Versicolor

Versicolor means several colours as this mushroom is found in a wide variety of different colours.

joseph harris's picture

After researching this, I am

After researching this, I am certain that Trametes versicolor is the correct identification. I also find it interesting to note that this particular mushroom contains polysacharide-K which is used throughout China and Japan in the treatment of cancer.
Here is the article:

http://wildbranchmushrooms.com/turkey-tail

How wonderful.