A genus of fungi that is distinguished by a pileate basidiocarp, di- to trimitic hyphal systems, smooth non-dextrinoid spores, and a hymenium usually without true hymenial cystidia. Aren’t you glad you asked?
8/16/2012 · Mt. Tom State Reservation, Dynamite Trail, Holyoke, Massachusetts ≈ 5 × 4" (12 × 11 cm)
8/16/2012 · Mt. Tom State Reservation, Dynamite Trail, Holyoke, Massachusetts ≈ 5 × 4" (12 × 10 cm)
4/13/2013 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, Massachusetts ≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm)
Roughly 75 people in North America are poisoned each year by mushrooms, often from eating a poisonous species that resembles an edible species. Though deaths are rare, there is no cure short of a liver transplant for severe poisoning. Don’t eat any mushroom unless you are absolutely certain of its identity! Please don’t trust the identifications on this site. We aren’t mushroom experts and we haven’t focused on safely identifying edible species.
Polystictus versicolor (L.:Fr.)Fr.1851
Boletus versicolor L.1753
Coriolus versicolor (L.:Fr.)Quél.1886
Polyporus versicolor (L.:Fr.)Fr.1821
Trametes versicolor description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2021.