Turkey Tail {Coriolus, Trametes, OR Polyporus versicolor}; numerous narrow, multicoloured zones of brown, gray, yellow, red, blue, gray, &/or black along outer perimeter

Fruiting Body: up to 10 cm broad; sessile, multilayered or in form of a rosette; upper surface silky or velvety; numerous narrow, multicoloured zones of brown, gray, yellow, & red, or blue, gray, & black.  Shelflike or bracketlike, fan-shaped, or in circularrosettes.

Cap: up to 7 cm broad, thin & leathery when fresh, rigid or slightly flexible when dry, reviving, surface velvety, covered with silky hairs, multicoloured, strongly zoned with narrow concentric bands of contrasting colours (but more uniformly coloured when growing in sheltered conditions); colours extremely variable: a mixture of white, gray, yellow, brown, blue-gray, reddish-brown, green, or black; margin often wavy.  Flesh very thin (1 mm), white, tough.

Flesh: White, leathery.

Pore Surface: white to yellow; tube mouths angular, small but visible to unaided eye

Pores: usually white

Spores: white, cylindrical or allantoid; smooth 4-6 x 1.5-2

Edible: Medicinal as tea or used as gum raw.

Range: in roadleafed & coniferous forests nearly everywhere in North America.  It ussually grows on dead wood in the late summer & fall.  The numerous overlapping small shelves or rosettes with their multicoloured zones make members of this species an attractive part of the forest environment.

We don’t have any mushrooms further documented within this section yet- but you can probably tell how amazing this will be once its able to co-process your GPS, time-of-year, & elevation to help you identify nearly any biological organism within only ~5 questions!
   Wild Willpower looks forward to filming Richard Lonewolf AND many other experts- mycologists, lichen specialists, ethnobotanists, forest rangers, native wild skills teachers +++) in the near future to have them teach everyone from this website for free while also making sure they have their needs met & are treated well with the exchange.   We ALSO plan to add lots of information into each database entry throughout this site- which is going to require the help of a team of technologically-skilled & focused database builders.  We’re currently fundraising $ 500,000 to acquire our initial list of needed resources so we can make this website operate as described here as part of our plan to aid humanity.  Acquiring these will be the first big step toward being able to make this happen.  We are in immediate need of a vehicle to finish documenting his new book & to build this database as well!  Even a small amount helps a great deal!

 

Bibliography: Mushrooms of Western North America by Robert T. Orr & Dorothy B. OrrMushrooms Demystified by David Arora

image image image image

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *