Trametes versicolor

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Trametes versicolor

25 December 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Coriolus versicolor

Fruiting Body

A thin bracket, laterally attached to the substrate, upper surface concentrically zoned, velvety then smooth, colour variable, rust, brown, grey blue, margin whitish, underside whitish, pores 3 to 5 per mm, to about 8 cm across

Flesh

White, tough

Season

All year

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

On dead wood of deciduous trees, usually in large clusters

Spore Print

Whitish to pale yellow

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped or cylindrical, smooth (1.5-2) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Inedible