Turkeytail

Trametes versicolor

Turkeytail

Very thin multicoloured bracket. The fruit body is semicircular or shell-shaped bracket with thin, wavy margin; sometimes form a rosette when growing horizontally. The upper surface is undulating and velvety, with a tough, leathery texture, dries hard and retains its colour for a long time. Strongly zoned concentrically in various colours that range from pale beige through to black, usually with a cream margin. Likes to form densely fused rows of overlapping tiers on wood of deciduous trees and shrubs, rarely on conifers.

Brynna Woods (near Bridgend) South Wales

Brynna woods comprises of 38ha of secondary and some ancient, semi-natural woodland, scrub, marshy grassland and rudder habitats.