Identification: Identification, would this be Turkey Tail?

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    Ucraicmeup New Member

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    Hi is this Turkey Tail? 2nd and 3rd photos are the underside. Fungus was quite wet, due to recent rain. Thank you.
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't think so, but more information would be useful.
    • What was it growing from: Ground, buried roots, stump ... ?
    • What trees nearby? If stump, was it hardwood or conifer?
    • Estimated diameter of one "frond?"
    • Does either surface change colour when you handle or bruise?
    • Any distinctive odour?
    • Also can you confirm that the fronds/caps are fused with each other at base?
     
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    Hi Frog, it doesn't seem to change colour, quite a strong mushroomy smell, diameter about 10 to 15cm, it was on a conifer stump. The white edge has disappeared since I picked it.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thank you that is helpful
    Also can you confirm whether the fronds/caps are fused with each other at base?
     
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    I'm not too sure how I replied to the last post but it seems to have attached to your reply, from my side anyhow. Here's one more photo.looking at the underside with a magnifying glass it has pores...I hope that helps, thanks for your help.
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It looks more like a Meripilus to me, which assumes black staining. I think I see a progressive increase in dark stain in your photos.
    Or - If I am misinterpreting stain, then consider Bjerkandera.
    I think this one would be easier to ID in person.
    If you look these names up in your regional resources perhaps you will find a reasonable match.
     
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    You are not mistaken re the increase in dark stain. I will check out the species you have mentioned. Thank you.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think you have Meripilus giganteus and M. sumstinei in your region, perhaps others as well.

    Interesting find - Thank you for sharing with us!
     
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