Observation 118467: Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd
When: 2012-11-29
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

On lilac

Concentric zones of color

Fuzzy cap

No KoH reaction

No bruising

Proposed Names

3% (7)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
1% (6)
Recognized by sight
-11% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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How sad is it….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-28 04:52:43 AST (-0400)

That this is my second most popular observation on MO….

By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-07 14:08:27 AST (-0400)


Is this really worth getting bent out of shape over?

*NOTE- This comment looks out of place because other comments below it have been deleted by their poster.

Being sensible is open to perception.
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-07 13:56:11 AST (-0400)

What is sensible to one is insensible to another.

Thank you all for your input.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-07 06:54:58 AST (-0400)

You’ve voted “I’d call it that” for T. versicolor and you’ve voted “could be” for Trametes hirsuta. If you’re THAT SURE it’s T. versicolor then why would you also vote in consideration of T. hirsuta? If Polyporaceae is not likely, then neither are any of the other proposals….

I’m not trying to be poopy to you, I promise. This is a community consensus based on photography, descriptions, and communication. The system by which the community’s input is weighed works well when used literally and sensibly.

How would you like me to vote?
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-07 06:36:42 AST (-0400)


I’ve cast my vote.
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-07 06:19:42 AST (-0400)

Can you please change yours?

By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-07 05:51:27 AST (-0400)

Any more input?

Sorry for the poor photos to begin with, hopefully this clears things up.

I was only speaking for myself.
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-06 18:36:28 AST (-0400)

I just didn’t feel like arguing with you about voting.

I still welcome all discussion, and appreciate being questioned. Turkey Tail photos up in a minute.

not just you, Damon
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-12-06 15:56:48 AST (-0400)

I agree with the part that praises discussion surrounding voting, its present pros and cons, and ways to make it better. believe it or not, such conversations are paid attention to by the administrators. they can and do result in real improvements to the site, which I hardly think any of us could be “against.”

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-12-06 15:43:29 AST (-0400)

“And see no reason for another pointless discussion about the way people vote or use this site. I will update this observation with more photos and info later.

We all vote the way we wish, but that doesn’t mean we cannot question or discuss it"

Is it me or is this not a direct contradiction? No reason for a discussion followed by that does not mean we can’t discuss it. Let’s stick with polypore on this one til til the clouds lift in the region.

By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-06 14:05:24 AST (-0400)

I will update with more photos and info today.

By: Byrain
2012-12-06 14:03:27 AST (-0400)

Does this have the velvety/hairy cap Trametes versicolor should have?

I was simply asking a question….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-06 13:56:02 AST (-0400)

And see no reason for another pointless discussion about the way people vote or use this site. I will update this observation with more photos and info later.

We all vote the way we wish, but that doesn’t mean we cannot question or discuss it.

Tim, this is not making sense..
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-12-05 22:35:39 AST (-0400)

If we all vote the way we wish, why are you questioning the votes not changing?

Secondly your analogy of proposing fungi and then changing it is not comparable to what happened here.

Brittany suggested polypore, and then it was voted no which obviously is not so if you were to suggest Trametes which in fact is one.

I like the voting system Jason and team set up on here. I don’t try to force it based on my own perceptions. I let their system work the way it should. If others think its “more than a polypore”, they will vote so and the name change will happen.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-12-05 17:38:27 AST (-0400)

the pore surface appears to be bruising brown to my eyes…

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-12-05 14:16:02 AST (-0400)

Looks much too thick for T versicolor, but the lack of bruising points away from I. resinosum too.

We all vote the way we wish….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-05 11:36:12 AST (-0400)

And I have enough information to think this is more than JUST a polypore.

Should I propose “fungi sp.” and then “I’d call it that” for every observation on here?

I’m not trying to argue I just thought it was odd that the chem tests didn’t sway anyone.

Have a great day!

thank you Damon
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-04 23:39:53 AST (-0400)

that always bugs me about observations.

if you are interested in votes
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-12-04 22:56:40 AST (-0400)

dont vote against polypore, as it is obviously one.

Still no vote changes?
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-04 11:46:17 AST (-0400)

Even after chemical testing?

Sorry for the crummy photos, I’ll shoot more soon

No KoH reaction…..
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-03 11:14:09 AST (-0400)

Except for a very slight yellowing. Also, no bruising.

Also passes the Totally True Turkey Tail Test.


The tree itself is alive, but the cut center branches are dead and fruiting fungi.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-03 11:10:17 AST (-0400)

Is the tree living?

I will investigate further
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-03 11:05:44 AST (-0400)


Sorry, I thought the other observations had better photos than that! These are hard to get to, in the middles of a bush.

have to go with britney
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-12-02 22:45:58 AST (-0400)

small stages look like classic I resinous

I see
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-02 11:28:14 AST (-0400)

one other obs for that location with not much detail. Sorry :)

See other Trametes obs…..
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2012-12-01 23:16:52 AST (-0400)

From this location for more pics from the same tree in the past.

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