Trametes versicolor, also known as "Turkey Tail" can be found in many habitats around the world. It is a colorful, edible mushroom that has been used for many years for its medicinal purposes.
Versicolor comes from the latin roots "versi" which means to turn or change and "color". True to its name, Trametes versicolor can be found in many different shades and colors and is often times used for dying fabrics.
Trametes versicolor falls into the following taxonomic classifications:
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Coriolaceae
Genus: Trametes
Species: Trametes versicolor