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Coriolus versicolor

Coriolus versicolor
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Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-14
Categories: Fungi
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): FUNGI, MUSHROOMS, LICHEN - WORLD WIDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-12 12:20
Viewed: 6012
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trametes versicolor, formerly known as Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor, is a common polypore mushroom of the genus Trametes. Versicolor means 'of several colours' and it is true that this mushroom is found in a wide variety of different colours. T. versicolor is commonly called the "Turkey Tail" in the United States because of its resemblance to the tail of the turkey bird. The turkey tail has bioremediation potential; T. versicolor biodegrades a variety of pollutants*. T. versicolor is also used in Chinese medicine under the name "yun zhi" (simplified Chinese: 云芝, traditional Chinese: 雲芝).

The species is one of the most commonly encountered polypores in Europe and is found practically all over the world.

The top surface of the cap shows typical concentric zones of different colours. Flesh 1-3 mm thick, leathery texture. Cap with rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes blackish zones, Older specimens, such as the one pictured at right, can have zones green algae growing on them, thus appearing green. Commonly grows in tiled layers. Cap flat, up to 8 x 5 x 0,5-1 centimeters, often triangular or round, with zones of fine hairs. Pore surface whitish to light brown, pores round and with age twisted and labyrinthine. 2-5 pores per millimeter...

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very nice and artistic, TFS Ori

Hello Ungureanu,

Excellent photo of this interesting mushroom.
Light,focus and colours are fantastic.
Good notes.

hello Liviu!
a beauty abstract composition with this particular fungus....

best sERGIO

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-05-12 21:48]

O poza frumoasa si interesanta in acelasi timp, da un efect special. Imi place.
Numai bine.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-05-12 21:50]

Stunning image, Ungureanu.
I love the cascading lines and the contrasting colors.
A great POV of these beautiful mushrooms.
A piece of abstract art.
Sharp details and excellent exposure.
TFS. : )

Nice visual.


Very nice almost abstract shot, good POV and great natural colours. Nice one!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-05-13 7:48]

Excellent work of closeup, fine details and almost abstract. tfs.

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