Trametes versicolor


Common Name:
Turkey Tail | Yun Zhi | Kawaratake | Cloud Mushroom

Where found:
Throughout boreal, temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions of the world. Hardwoods and rarely conifers.

Type of Rot:

Fruiting substrates/methods:
Log culture

Preferred Wood Types:
Oak, tan oak, alder, poplar, aspen, elm, ironwood, eucalyptus, apple, cherry, and other fruits

Known Remediation/Restoration potential:
Known to sequester mercury and filter Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Candida albicans, and Aspergillus species. Has also been shown to effectively break down many PAHs including pyrenes, fluorine, and styrene, as well as pentochlorophenols, TNT, CCA, dioxins, anthracenes, and persistent organophosphates.

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