Ever on the forage for winter chanterelles (yum!) even in late February, we enjoy the flushes of these subtly beautiful trametes. And yes, McDowell chews them as she goes along through the forest.
These Trametes versicolor (Coriolus versicolor, kawaritake, turkey tail) were found in upper Mount Elphinstone, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.
Note that although Coriolus versicolor is a synonym to the correct binomial nomenclature Trametes versicolor, many still refer to this mushroom as simply coriolus – a blast from the past. We are trying to be scientific and call them trametes but we just love the way coriolus rolls off our tongue.
About the Trametes versicolor Mushroom
Trametes versicolor – synonym Coriolus versicolor and Polyporus versicolor – is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world. Meaning ‘of several colours’, versicolor reliably describes this mushroom found in different colors. By example, due to its resembling multiple colors in the tail of wild turkey, T. versicolor is commonly called turkey tail.
More information: Trametes versicolor: Wikipedia