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Stunning blue Turkeytail

Observed: 23rd October 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I've only seen beige, rust or darker zoned Turkeytail around home (clay) so was amazed to see this lovely blue zoning. Perhaps the answer lies in the sandy soil!

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

rather spectacular

It is rather spectacular, it does say that it is sometimes blue-grey in R.Phillips book.I think this must be the most variable fungi I have ever seen.I wonder if soil type pH effect's the colour and maybe type of timber.

Fenwickfield

anonymous spotter's picture

I recall seeing -

some very colourful specimens in Worcestershire many years ago. As I recall, they were in scrubby woodlands on sandy soil near Stourport-on-Severn and Kidderminster, so you could well be right.
There was a notable Polish population in the area, so while it was good for a couple of local shops selling great spices and sausages, you had to be up very early to see many boletes or other edible species!