Turkey tail mushroom is a common polypore mushroom that has earned its name from its resemblance to the colorful plumage of a turkey’s tail. Also known as Trametes versicolor and Polyporus versicolor, Turkey tail mushroom can be found growing on fallen logs and tree stumps all over the world. The top surface of the Trametes versicolor cap shows typical concentric zones of different colours. The flesh is 1–3 mm thick and has a dense leathery texture. Turkey tail mushroom commonly grows in tiled layers. Turkey tail mushroom caps most commonly grow into a rust-brown or darker brown color, sometimes with blackish regions. Traditional Chinese practices have utilized Turkey tail mushroom health benefits for centuries. Traditionally, Trametes versicolor was made into a tonic or some form of a Turkey tail mushroom tea.
Source: Nootropics Depot
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