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Trametes versicolor

Turkey Tail at suppressed

Trametes versicolor at suppressed - 5 Jul 2020
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Identification history

Trametes versicolor 11 Jul 2020 Pam
Unidentified 6 Jul 2020 wendie

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2 comments

Pam wrote:
   11 Jul 2020
This species can make an impressive display when they are in numerous gatherings. This is a wood rotting fungus which causes white rot. White-rot fungi break down the lignin in wood, leaving the lighter-colored cellulose behind. Because white-rot fungi are able to produce enzymes, such as laccase, needed to break down lignin and other complex organic molecules, they have been investigated for use in mycoremediation applications. So like so many fungi an important and useful organism!!
wendie wrote:
   11 Jul 2020
Thank you, not only beautiful to look at but also helping us restore some balance...

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5 Jul 2020 05:35 PM Recorded on
  • wendie Recorded by
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