Trametes versicolor (NL: Gewoon elfenbankje / EN: Turkey Tail, Manyzoned Polypore / DE: Schmetterlingstramete, Bunte Tramete, Schmetterlingsporling / FR: Polypore versicolore ) is an extremely common polypore mushroom which can be found throughout the world. The species is saprobic on the deadwood of hardwoods, or rarely on the wood of conifers. It is growing in dense, overlapping clusters or rosettes on logs and stumps. Caps are up to 10 cm across; only a few mm thick; flexible when fresh; circular, semicircular, bracket-shaped, or kidney-shaped; often fused with other caps; densely hairy or velvety, often with alternating zones of texture; with concentric zones of white, brown, cinnamon, and reddish brown (but highly variable in color and sometimes with other shades, including blue, green, and orange).
Image: Saint-Hubert (B) - 24/09/2011
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