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Shelf Mushroom
Polyporaceae Trametes versicolor
Location: Found growing on a tree stump in Salem, Oregon. It's widely distributed around the world.

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Polyporaceae
Polyporaceae
Many Pores Family
Polyporales
Polyporales
Many Pores Order
Agaricomycetes
Agaricomycetes
Gill Class
Agaricomycotina
Agaricomycotina
Gill Subdivision
Basidiomycota
Basidiomycota
Spore Pedestal Division
Dikarya
Dikarya
Two Nuclei Cells
Fungi
Fungi
Fungus
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
Polyporaceae Family
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Trametes Genus
Shelf Mushroom Turkey Tail Fungus Turkey Tail Fungus

Trametes versicolor is saprotrophic, meaning it feeds off of decomposing organic matter. For obvious reasons, in the United States it is commonly referred to as Turkey Tail. It is considered to be medicinal, used in immunoadjuvant therapy for cancer in China, Japan and Europe. According to mycologist Paul Stamets it also has bioremediation potential. This means it has the potential to absorb toxic contaminants found in the natural environment and return ecosystems to their natural state. The immune booster Polysaccharide-K is absorbed from these mushrooms.
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