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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Trametes versicolor. Trametes versicolor


Coriolus versicolor
Trametes versicolor
Coriolus azureus
Polyporus versicolor
Polystictus versicolor
Trametes azurea
Boletus versicolor
Polystictus azureus


Present in region - Indigenous. Non endemic

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Caption: Trametes versicolor
Owner: Kaimai Bush

Owner: P.K. Buchanan

Owner: R.E. Beever

Owner: P.K. Buchanan

Article: Cooke, M.C. (1879). New Zealand fungi. Grevillea 8(46): 54-68.

Article: Gadgil, P.D. (in association with Dick, M.A.; Hood, I.A.; Pennycook, S.R.) (2005). Fungi on trees and shrubs in New Zealand. Fungi of New Zealand. Ngā Harore o Aotearoa 4: xi + 437 p. Hong Kong: Fungal Diversity Press.
Description: Type: Lignicolous Fungi; Description: Basidiomata annual, solitary or more usually with overlapping pilei sometimes radiating out in a rosette form, leathery, attached by a lateral base. Pilei fan-shaped or spatulate, 20–70 mm wide, 2–5 mm thick. Pileus surface concentrically sulcate and zoned with strigose hairs of different shades of brown, grey, black, yellow, and blue, margin lighter in colour, crenate. Pore surface even, white to cream, with a sterile border 1–5 mm wide; pores 3–5 per mm. Context white, 1–2 mm thick. Hyphal system trimitic. Basidiospores narrowly elliptical, 4–6 × 1–2 μm, smooth, hyaline.
Distribution: Distribution: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Mid Canterbury.; 1st Record: Berkeley (1855: as Polyporus versicolor).