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Trametes versicolor



Trametes versicolor

Conservation status
Secure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Subclass: Porinae
Order: Poriales
Family: Poriceae
Genus: Trametes
Species: T. versicolor
Binomial name
Trametes versicolor
(L.:Fr.) Quél.
Trametes versicolor
mycological characteristics:
 
pores on hymenium
 
 

cap is offset or indistinct

 

hymenium is decurrent

 

lacks a stipe

 
 

spore print is white or yellow

 

ecology is saprophytic

 

edibility: inedible

Trametes versicolor, formerly known as Coriolus versicolor, is a common polypore mushroom of the genus Trametes. Versicolor means 'of several colours' and it is true that this mushroom is found in a wide variety of different colours.

Additional recommended knowledge

The species is one of the most commonly encountered polypores in Europe and is found practically all over the world.

Characteristics

The top surface of the cap shows typical concentric zones of different colours. Flesh 1-3 mm thick, leathery texture. Cap with rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes blackish zones. Commonly grows in tiled layers. Cap flat, up to 8 x 5 x 0,5-1 centimeters, often triangular or round, with zones of fine hairs. Pore surface whitish to light brown, pores round and with age twisted and labyrinthine. 2-5 pores per millimeter

References

  • "Danske storsvampe. Basidiesvampe" [a key to Danish basidiomycetes] J.H. Petersen and J. Vesterholt eds. Gyldendal. Viborg, Denmark, 1990. ISBN 87-01-09932-9
  • Entry of Trametes versicolor at Fungal Databases, Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory Nomenclature Database, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.

See also

 
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Trametes_versicolor". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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