Trametes versicolor , ’Turkey Tail’ (4 Photos and Description)

 “Turkey Tail” Complex

White rotter associated with hardwoods. Velvety multi-colored brown, gray, blue, rust,  black and white zones.  Round to maze-like pores in maturity. White rotter causing decay of lignin leaving the cellulose behind. Medicinal mushroom in China and Japan. Used as part of adjuvant cancer therapy following traditional chemotheraphy and radiation in both China and Japan to hel;p restore the suppressed immune system.  Potential for bio-pulping and bioremediation according to Paul Stamets.

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