Turkey Tail Trametes versicolor (Linnaeus) Lloyd    Synonyms: Boletus versicolor, Coriolus versicolor, Polyporus versicolor, Polystictus azureus (misapplied), Polystictus versicolor, Turkey-tail.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Polyporales   >   Family Polyporaceae   >   Genus Trametes   

Status:

Usually found in clusters or rows on dead hardwoods or conifers.

Description:

Fruiting body: Concentric bands of contrasting, varied colors; thin; velvety; fan-shaped. Pores: White, tiny.

Very similar False Turkey Tail feels "paper thin" and lacks pores. (J. Solem, pers. comm.) Unidentified Trametes can be posted at Trametes species.

There are 504 records in the project database.

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Turkey Tail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/16/2018). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/23/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail growing in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/12/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Caroline Co., Maryland (2/28/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail growing in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/6/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/15/2014). Photo by Mary B. Hollinger. (MBP list)

Underside of Turkey Tail in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/12/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail (infertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/16/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/7/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail (fertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Worcester Co., Maryland (8/3/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/16/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/12/2018). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (3/29/2012). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A comparison of Turkey Tail (below) and False Turkey Tail (above) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/26/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/14/2020). No rights reserved. Photo by wearethechampignons via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Infertile surface comparison of False Turkey Tail (left) and Turkey Tail (right) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/26/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Fertile surface comparison of False Turkey Tail (left) and Turkey Tail (right) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/26/2014). Note obvious pores on Turkey Tail. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/9/2019). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/9/2019). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Howard Co., Maryland (11/23/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Howard Co., Maryland (11/23/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/3/2020). (c) Nolan Shigley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Nolan Shigley via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/21/2015). (c) jenngribben, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jenngribben via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/15/2020). (c) wilpersm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wilpersm via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/15/2020). (c) wilpersm, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wilpersm via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/12/2020). (c) Manoli Strecker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Manoli Strecker via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/3/2020). (c) Laura & Thomas Marlowe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Laura & Thomas Marlowe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/3/2020). (c) Laura & Thomas Marlowe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Laura & Thomas Marlowe via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/29/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/15/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/1/2017). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/26/2019). (c) thierola, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by thierola via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/24/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/27/2020). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/9/2020). No rights reserved. Photo by granolapunk via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/9/2020). No rights reserved. Photo by granolapunk via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/31/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/31/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/6/2019). (c) Peter M Martin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Peter M Martin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/23/2017). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/14/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Howard Co., Maryland (1/6/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Frederick Co., Maryland (12/25/2018). (c) Mark Apgar, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Mark Apgar via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Turkey Tail in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (2/6/2019). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)


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