Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Polyporaceae
Species: Trametes versicolor (L.) Pilát
Synonyms: Agaricus versicolor
Boletus versicolor
Coriolus versicolor
Coriolus versicolor f. azureus
Coriolus versicolor forma azureus
Polyporus fuscatus
Polyporus versicolor
Polyporus versicolor var. nigricans
Polystictus azureus
Polystictus versicolor
Polystictus versicolor var. fuscatus
Polystictus versicolor var. nigricans
Poria versicolor
Common Name: Turkeytail


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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (53)
Corylus avellana (27)
Alnus glutinosa (23)
Quercus petraea (20)
Betula pubescens (18)
Quercus (12)
Fraxinus excelsior (10)
Betula pendula (8)
Salix (7)
Acer pseudoplatanus (6)
Quercus robur (4)
Pinus sylvestris (4)
Betula (4)
Ulex europaeus (3)
Salix caprea (3)
Crataegus monogyna (3)
Beech (3)
Picea abies (3)
Prunus laurocerasus (2)
Salix cinerea (2)
Acanthaceae (1)
Ash (1)
Ulmus glabra (1)
Taxus baccata (1)
Salix fragilis (1)
Alnus viridis (1)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1)
Pinus (1)
Alnus incana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (42)
Woodland: mixed (26)
Woodland: broadleaved (19)
Parkland and scattered trees (14)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (12)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (11)
Woodland (8)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (8)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (8)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (5)
Built up area, domestic (5)
Fraxinus excelsior-Sorbus aucuparia-Mercurialis perennis woo (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (4)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (3)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (3)
Scrub (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (3)
Woodland: plantation (3)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (2)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Other habitat (2)
Rowan-birch woods (2)
Scrub: scattered (2)
Acid grassland: unimproved (1)
Boundaries, permanently wet ditch (1)
Boundaries: intact hedge (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Lowland hazel-sessile oakwoods (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Quercus petraea-Betula pubescens-Oxalis acetosella woodland (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Dead Wood (93)
Acer pseudoplatanus (53)
Stump (36)
Fallen Tree (15)
Castanea sativa (13)
Tree (13)
Quercus rubra (12)
Dead Branch (9)
Cut Trunk (6)
wood (6)
Fallen Branch (4)
Fallen log (3)
Log (3)
Standing Dead Tree (3)
Fallen Wood (2)
Soil Grassy (2)
branch (1)
burnt wood (1)
Fallen Twig (1)
Living tree (1)
Norway Maple (1)
Root (1)
Sawn Wood (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
stick (1)
trunk, fallen (1)
Twig (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (19)
February (27)
March (24)
April (19)
May (27)
June (18)
July (35)
August (30)
September (49)
October (89)
November (42)
December (18)