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Status: Accepted

Name: Trametes versicolor

Author: (L.) Lloyd

Citation: Mycol. Notes (Cincinnati) 65: 1045 (1921) 1920

Deprecated Synonyms: Polyporus versicolor (L.) Fr. , Agarico-suber versicolor (L.) Paulet , Agaricus versicolor (L.) Lam. , Bjerkandera versicolor (L.) P. Karst. , Boletus versicolor L. , Boletus versicolor L. var. versicolor , Coriolus versicolor (L.) Quél. , Coriolus versicolor f. ad-hirsutum-transiens Bres. , Coriolus versicolor f. ad-zonatam-transiens Bres. , Coriolus versicolor f. flavoaureus Konrad & Maubl. , Coriolus versicolor f. nigrozonatus Bondartsev , Coriolus versicolor f. subhirsutus Donk , Coriolus versicolor f. tucumanensis Rajchenb. , Coriolus versicolor (L.) Quél. f. versicolor , Hansenia versicolor (L.) P. Karst. , Microporus fuscatus (Fr.) Kuntze , Microporus nigricans (Cooke) Kuntze , Microporus versicolor (L.) Kuntze , Polyporus argyraceus Pers. , Polyporus fuscatus Fr. , Polyporus nigricans Lasch , Polyporus versicolor var. albomarginatus Peck , Polyporus versicolor var. carneiporus Peck , Polyporus versicolor var. cyanescens Sacc. , Polyporus versicolor var. cyaneus Velen. , Polyporus versicolor var. daedalea Sacc. , Polyporus versicolor var. fuscatus (Fr.) Fr. , Polyporus versicolor var. fuscobrunneus J. Kickx f. , Polyporus versicolor var. fuscolutescens Sacc. , Polyporus versicolor var. nigricans Fr. , Polyporus versicolor var. olivarum Pers. , Polyporus versicolor var. productus Velen. , Polyporus versicolor var. rosiphilus Velen. , Polyporus versicolor var. sepium Pers. , Polyporus versicolor (L.) Fr. var. versicolor , Polystictus albomarginatus (Peck) Sacc. , Polystictus fuscatus (Fr.) Cooke , Polystictus nigricans Cooke , Polystictus versicolor (L.) Fr. , Polystictus versicolor f. candidiporus Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. dimidiatus Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. heterochroma Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. insititius Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. rufofasciatus Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. semiaurantia Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. subazonus Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. subunicolor Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. tenuiusculus Speg. , Polystictus versicolor f. velutinosus Speg. , Polystictus versicolor (L.) Fr. f. versicolor , Polystictus versicolor var. albomarginatus Peck , Polystictus versicolor var. fumosiporus Peck , Polystictus versicolor var. fumosisporus Peck , Polystictus versicolor var. fuscatus (Fr.) Rea , Polystictus versicolor var. luteus Henn. , Polystictus versicolor var. nigricans (Cooke) Rea , Polystictus versicolor var. pavonina Rick , Polystictus versicolor (L.) Fr. var. versicolor , Poria versicolor (L.) Scop. , Sistotrema versicolor (L.) Tratt. , Trametes versicolor (L.) Pilát , Trametes versicolor f. adhirsutumtransiens (Bres.) Domański , Trametes versicolor f. adzonatamtransiens (Bres.) Domański , Trametes versicolor f. argyracea (Pers.) Pilát , Trametes versicolor f. cyanea (Velen.) Pilát , Trametes versicolor f. flavoaurea (Konrad & Maubl.) Lambinon , Trametes versicolor f. fuscata (Fr.) Domański , Trametes versicolor f. nigrozonata (Bondartsev) Domański , Trametes versicolor f. producta (Velen.) Pilát , Trametes versicolor f. rosiphila (Velen.) Pilát , Trametes versicolor f. tucumanensis (Rajchenb.) J.E. Wright & Popoff , Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd f. versicolor

Misspellings: Coriolus versicolour , Trametes Coriolus versicolor Polyporus versicolor , Turkey Tail , Tramates versicolor


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Polyporaceae

Genus: Trametes

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Basionym: Boletus versicolor L., Sp. pl. 2: 1176 (1753)

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Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd (1920)

Commonly known as the Turkey Tail. This shelf-fungus has small, thin, and leathery overlapping stalkless caps with multicolored concentric zones that alternate between smooth and hairy. It has a white pore surface. The tough basidiocarps will persist overwinter and can be found year-round on dead hardwood logs and stumps.

Also known as Polyporus versicolor and Coriolus versicolor

See Tom Volk’s page on Trametes versicolor

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Trametes versicolor (L.: Fries) Pilát
Atl. Champ. Eur. 3:261. 1936.

Common Name: turkey tails

Synonym: Coriolus versicolor , Polyporus versicolor

  • Sporocarp

    Fruiting body up to 10 cm broad, bracket to shelf-like or fan-shaped, attached along one side or just near the middle of one side, the upper surface tomentose, with multicolored zones. Flesh thin, usually less than 2 mm thick, white, tough, and fibrous. The underside a white to pale yellow layer of very small tubes, vertically oriented with 3-5 pores per mm, the tube mouths more or less round.

  • Spores

    Spores 4-6 x 1.5-2.5 µm, slightly curved-cylindrical (like a cooked hotdog), smooth, hyaline, white to pale yellow in deposit.

  • Habitat

    Typically in rows or overlapping shelves on stumps and logs of hardwoods, from fall to spring.

  • Edibility

    Too tough to try.

  • Comments

    Though fruiting during the fall and winter months, shelves of the colorful turkey tail can be found almost any month of the year. Trametes versicolor is sometimes confused with unrelated leathery shelf fungi. Species of Stereum have orange-brown zoned caps but can be distinguished by their smooth hymenial surface. Lenzites , Daedalea , Daedaleopsis , and Gloeophyllum all have a multicolored, zonate upper surfaces, but their hymeniums are variously composed of irregular, mazelike, or elongated gill-like pores.

  • References

    Bernicchia, A. (2005). Polyporaceae s.l. (Fungi Europaei). Edizioni Candusso: Alassio, Italy. 807 p.
    Bougher, N.L. & Syme, K. (1998). Fungi of Southern Australia. University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands, Australia. 391 p.
    Breitenbach, J. & Kränzlin, F. (1986). Fungi of Switzerland. Volume 2: Non-Gilled Fungi. Verlag Mykologia: Luzern, Switzerland. 412 p.
    Cunningham, G.H. (1944). The Gasteromycetes of Australia and New Zealand. Privately Published: Dunedin, N. Z. 236 p.
    Desjardin, D.E., Wood, M.G. & Stevens, F.A. (2015). California Mushrooms: The Comprehensive Identification Guide. Timber Press: Portland, OR. 560 p.
    Ellis, M.B. & Ellis, J.P. (1990). Fungi without Gills (Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes). Chapman and Hall: London, England. 329 p.
    Gilbertson, R. L. & Ryvarden, L.
    (1987). North American Polypores, vol. 2. Fungiflora: Oslo, Norway. 452 p.
    Ginns, J. (2017). Polypores of British Columbia (Fungi: Basidiomycota). Province of British Columbia: Victoria, BC. 260 p.
    Jeppson, M., Nilsson, R.H. & Larsson, E. (2013). European earthstars in Geastraceae (Geastrales, Phallomycetidae)—a systematic approach using morphology and molecular sequence data. Systematics and Biodiversity Systematics and Biodiversity 11(4): 437-465.
    Overholts, L.O. (1953). The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska, and Canada. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MN. 466 p.
    Zamora, J.C., de Diego Calonge, F., Hosaka, K. & Martín, M.P. (2014). Systematics of the genus Geastrum (Fungi: Basidiomycota) revisited. Taxon 63(3): 477-497.

  • Other Descriptions and Photos Main Photo
    • Wikipedia: Trametes versicolor (D & CP)
    • Robert Rich: Trametes versicolor (D & CP)
    • George Barron's Fungi of Canada (East): Trametes versicolor (CP)
    • Arora (1986): p. 594 (D & P), plate 158 (CP)
    • Arora (1991): p. 197 (D & CP)
    • Jordan: p. 96 (D & CP)
    • Lincoff: p. 489 (D), plate 482
    • Miller: p.281 (D), plate 331 (CP) [ Polyporus versicolor ]
    • Phillips: p. 271 (D & CP)

    (D=Description; I=Illustration; P=Photo; CP=Color Photo)

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