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Gallery - Crust and Bracket Fungi

[birchpolypore2]Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus)

Found on standing and fallen, dead birch trees.

[artistbracket3]Artists Bracket (Ganoderma lipsiense)

The pure white underside of this fungus turns dark brown on contact.

[turkeytail1]Turkeytail (Trametes versicolor)

Formerly known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor is an extremely common polypore mushroom which can be found throughout the world. Versicolor means 'of several colours' and it is true that this mushroom is found in a wide variety of different colours. T. versicolor is commonly called Turkey Tail in the United States because of its resemblance to the tail of the wild turkey. T. versicolor is recognized as a medicinal mushroom in Chinese medicine under the name yun zhi. In China and Japan T. versicolor is used as in immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer.

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