SU1126 : Turkey Tail fungi

taken 6 years ago, near to Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Turkey Tail fungi
Turkey Tail fungi
Growing on an old, rotting, stump near the River Ebble is a colony of Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) fungi. The common name describes the shape that resembles the tail of a displaying Turkey, the 'versicolor' is an indication that this common fungus comes in a wide variety of colours from dark to light. Trametes versicolor has been found to contain a protein-bound polysaccharide, Polysaccharide-K (PSK), that has been used in the treatment of cancer in China and Japan as well as some European countries.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Coombe Bissett 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 112 262 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.1301N 1:50.4473W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 112 262
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Turkey Tail  Bracket Fungi  Trametes Versicolor 

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