Trametes versicolor – Turkeytail

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Trametes versicolor – Turkeytail

Phylum: Basidiomycota 

Class: Agaricomycetes – Order: Polyporales – Family: Polyporaceae

  1. Season:  All year
  2.  Across 2-7cm, 2-5cm broad x 1-5mm thick
  3. Habitat:  on stumps and logs broadleaf trees
  4. Status: common under recorded ?
  5. BioData:


Location:   Wicklow ,Devils Glen

Note: Found on Beech nurse log traversing the river .

Wildlife relationships:  


This appears to be a common species in woods and hedgerows in Wicklow In this case I found it surrounded by up 7 other species of fungi. A mist of fresh spray from the Devil’s Glen waterfall travelled through the air and the the large nurse beech log traversing the river supported so much rich wildlife and mycelium and mycorrhizal networks. Moss was the bed in which these species were all cushioned in.

The habitat was soo specific , no disturbance, full light, constant water exposure in the air, and dense moss cover on nurse log of beech surrounded by other fungi allowed to decay slowly.

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