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Turkeytail

Observed: 9th December 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Large array of small, tough, leathery brackets growing on a fallen tree.
Brackets up to about 8 cm across, a few mm deep.
Top surface velvety with concentric bands of different colours and textures, with minute hairs (about 0.2 mm long) and white margin.
White underside covered with tiny more or less round pores, about 0.25 mm diameter, 3-4 per mm, with tubes 0.2-0.3 mm deep. Hyaline threads visible inside pores, some branching. Hyphae of flesh around pores were long theads of about 5 µm diameter.
Indistinct pale spore print. Hyaline sausage-shaped spores, 5-6 x 2-3 µm, Qe = 2.3, many with little offset stalks at one end.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor) interacts