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Turkeytail

Observed: 8th March 2012 By: chrisbrooks
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Turkeytail
Turkeytail
Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

martinjohnbishop's picture

Do you have a photograph of the underside?

There are other fungi that may look like this from above.

chrisbrooks's picture

No sorry

No sorry, they were quite low to the ground and I didn't want to disturb them.

Fenwickfield's picture

no harm

You will not harm the fungi as the spores are released in such large numbers,if you just remove one bracket and take a photo of the under surface it help's with identification as Martin has said.I carry a gardening foam kneeling mat with me when out as it stops you walking about with soggy wet cold knees and fits in a back pack,enables you to get right down to your subject and only a couple of quid to buy.

Fenwickfield

chrisbrooks's picture

OK

All noted, it's just that I like leaving things how I found them but if it does no harm then I'll try. Thanks Chris

martinjohnbishop's picture

I usually break one off

and then replace it where it was afterwards. Usually it is not apparent that there is any difference and the spores will be shed as before (unless it is immature).

chrisbrooks's picture

Thanks

Thanks Martin

miked's picture

some people use a mirror to

some people use a mirror to look under mushroom but need one with silver on top surface or you'll get other problems with extra reflections etc when trying to take the picture. this type of mirror is more difficult to find and easier to damage.

Refugee's picture

Cut

If i am going out to a good spot for fungi i will try to cut a segment out of the cap and fold it over the cap so that the stem and gills can be seen and most of the spores will still be released.

Refugee

jhn7's picture

Possibility?

I'm very tempted by Trametes ochracea, its very like the illustration in Collins. I've never seen it myself so this is only a suggestion.

Janet
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