Sunday, April 6, 2014

false turkey tail ~ 04/06/14 ~ Garland Ranch

Stereum hirsutum complex

Look how smooth it is on the underside!  No pores!  From the top, it looks very similar to turkey tail with both having strips of fuzz, but the false's sparser fuzz is longer, even hairy looking. However, I tend to notice the false turkey tail's orange tinge from a distance and thinner edge, like a potato chip.  Plus, during the rainy season, I often see witch's butter with false turkey tail. This batch was growing on a fallen oak, which is typical.

I normally don't go around pulling fungi off wood to take pictures of the underside, but this comparison endeavor was for Cindy @ Dipper Ranch.  I have no idea if these comparisons can be made beyond my local CA range.


Jennifer said...

I don't know why, but that trunk with all those things on there, ugh, it gives me the heebie jeebies

Katie (Nature ID) said...

You crack me up at what weirds you out.