Observation 123198: Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd

When: 2013-01-19

Collection location: 17th Ave. NW & Mix St. NW, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

A beautiful fresh fruiting of turkey tails on Red alder logs(off of evergreen parkway/17th).

We harvested and dehydrated these(as we do every year at this time) for making medicinal turkey tail tea with ginger/lemon. PSK-also known as Krestin is the main isolated medicinal compound from turkey tail mycelium. Also, many other triterpenoids, ergosterols and anti bacterial properties are present in Trametes versicolor.

Note the pore structure on image #2.

Temp: Low 30’s, overcast.

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