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#1 4rum

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

Is this Turkey Tail? The pic isn't great, identification might be difficult. These were growing on a dogwood that was about 41/2" in diameter. That may give help on the size of the mushrooms.
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#2 Feral Boy

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

I am thinking not ... look a bit too large. Also, did you get a shot of the underside?
Lots of other possibilities if they don't have small pores on white surface.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:57 AM

Thanks for the response Feral Boy. No, I didn't get a shot of the underside. This was early fall when I was just starting out looking for fall mushrooms. It was also when I was new here so I didn't really know about getting details to help ID mushrooms from pictures. I'll be much more informed by the 2013 season. THREE MONTHS FROM MORELS !!!

#4 Dave W

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

I am thinking not ... look a bit too large. Also, did you get a shot of the underside?
Lots of other possibilities if they don't have small pores on white surface.


Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) have tiny pores on the fertile undersurface. You may need some magnification to see the pore openings. Other similarly thin-fleshed species of Trametes are lighter colored. The very similar-looking species from the genus Stereum can be easily separated from Turkey Tail in that the fertile undersurface on Stereum shows no pore openings, even when viewed with a hand lens. Stereum ostrea (False Turkey Tail) has a smooth to slightly bumpy underside.




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