Coriolus versicolor

(Family: Polyporaceae)
Turkey-tail, Many-zoned Polypore
Coriolus versicolor
by: klair


Tough, thin fans upper surface has a velvety surface which is only 1-3mm thick. The concentric zones of colour range from shades of cream, orange and brown to blue, black, grey and green. The margin is usually white to cream.

Pileus (Cap) / Gill:

  • zonate Decorations: Zonate
  • No decurrent tooth
  • none Gill spacing: None

Pores under surface, white to cream, dotted with fine but visible pores and having tubes.



Grows on wood

Grows on dead wood and branches of deciduous trees.


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