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Trametes versicolor (L.) Pilát (Turkeytail)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 20 images of Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

FRDBI FRDBI (www.fieldmycology.net/gbchklst/gbchklst.asp) has the UK and Ireland records of Trametes versicolor (Turkeytail)

Suggested Literature

General Works

Findlay, W.P.K., 1951 A note on the fungi of less common occurrence in houses
Hiscox, J., Hibbert, C., Rogers, H.J. & Boddy, L., 2010 Monokaryons and dikaryons of Trametes versicolor have similar combative, enzyme and decay ability
Williams, E.N.D., Todd, N.K. & Rayner, A.D.M., 1981 Propagation and development of fruit bodies of Coriolus versicolor

Medicinal properties

Kibby, G., 2014 Editorial (Jan 2014)

Trametes versicolor may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
AGARICOMYCETIDAE
(a subclass of basidiomycetes)
POLYPORALES
(polypores)
POLYPORACEAE
(a family of polypores)
Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Trametes versicolor is associated with:

fruitbody Broadleaved trees and shrubs - broadleaved trees and shrubs fruitbody parasitises live trunk Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Broadleaved trees and shrubs - broadleaved trees and shrubs fruitbody parasitises live branch Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Pinopsida - conifers fruitbody parasitises live Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Picea - spruces (Pinales: Pinaceae) fruitbody parasitises live Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Pinus - pines (Pinales: Pinaceae) fruitbody parasitises live Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Broadleaved trees and shrubs - broadleaved trees and shrubs fruitbody is saprobic on dead, white-rotten wood Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Broadleaved trees and shrubs - broadleaved trees and shrubs fruitbody is saprobic on dead, white-rotten trunk Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Broadleaved trees and shrubs - broadleaved trees and shrubs fruitbody is saprobic on dead, white-rotten branch Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Pinopsida - conifers fruitbody is saprobic on dead, white-rotten wood Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Picea - spruces (Pinales: Pinaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, white-rotten wood Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Pinus - pines (Pinales: Pinaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, white-rotten wood Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [weakly parasitic then saprobic]
fruitbody Trees - broadleaved and coniferous trees fruitbody is saprobic on worked wood Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005

There may be more taxa associated with Trametes versicolor listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)

Associated with Trametes versicolor:

basidiome (dead, decayed) dead, decayed basidiome is decayed by fruitbody Clitopilus hobsonii - Miller's Oysterling (Agaricales: Entolomataceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
basidiome basidiome is food source of plasmodium Badhamia utricularis - a slime mould (Physarida: Physaraceae) Ing, B., 1999
bracket (old) old bracket is parasitised by subiculate perithecium Hypomyces aurantius - Orange Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Major Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket (old) old bracket is parasitised by Cladobotryum anamorph Hypomyces aurantius - Orange Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Major Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket bracket is parasitised by subiculate perithecium Hypomyces rosellus - Pink Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket bracket is parasitised by Cladobotryum anamorph Hypomyces rosellus - Pink Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket bracket is decayed by superficial, scattered or gregarious perithecium Nectria peziza - a pyrenomycete (Hypocreales: Nectriaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
fruitbody (dying) dying fruitbody is decayed by fruitbody Entoloma parasiticum - a toadstool (Agaricales: Entolomataceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody fruitbody is parasitised by perithecium Melanospora lagenaria - an ascomycete (Melanosporales: Ceratostomataceae) Major Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998

Trametes versicolor may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)
POLYPORALES
(polypores)
POLYPORACEAE
(a family of polypores)
Trametes
(a genus of bracket fungi)
Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) This is our commonest bracket fungus. It grows on stumps and fallen wood of a variety of broadleaves and even conifers. It is very variable in colour from almost white to charcoal black, by way of various shades of grey, brown, reddish and yellowish, often the same fruitbody having concentric zones of different colours. The fruitbodies of a single colony are very similar which has lead to speculation about multiple species being involved.

References

Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998 Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates: An Identification Handbook
Ing, B., 1999 The Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
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