Turkeytail

Latin name: Trametes versicolor

The turkeytail is a common bracket fungus (a fungus which grows on the sides of logs or trees). It is commonly found growing in the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the deadwood of a wide range of native broadleaved tree species, throughout the year. T. versicolor has a dense cluster of stalkless, overlapping spoon or cup shaped brackets. It is multi-coloured with bands of white, tan, orange, brown, red or purple.

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