Observation 120771: Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd

When: 2012-12-13

Collection location: San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: TaxoNerd (Taxo)

No specimen available

Trametes versicolor

Pileus -

3cm – 7cm across; fuzzy, soft hairs; polypore- or shelf-like, with undulating margin; banding with a variety of colors including various browns, red-browns, yellows, and combinations thereof.

Spore surface -

pores; many, small pores, likely more than three per mm, as in Aurora’s description.

Spore print -

not obvious on white paper, likely white.

Habitat -

On wood, unknown species (no clear evidence of conifer or deciduous)

Comments -

This specimen had plenty of black, rollie-pollie type insects between it’s shelves, more than I care to reflect upon – even though the specimen itself was quite fresh and beautiful.

Proposed Names

78% (2)
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Recognized by sight: On wood, shelf-like, bands of various colors, soft hairs on surface, many pores
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