False Turkey-Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Stereum ostrea, also called false turkey-tail and golden curtain crust, is a basidiomycete fungus in the genus Stereum. It is a plant pathogen and a wood decay fungus. The name ostrea, from the word ‘oyster’, describes its shape. With concentric circles of many colors, it highly resembles Trametes versicolor, turkey-tail, and is thus called the ‘false turkey-tail’. The stemless fruiting body is shell-like and grows 1โ€“7ย cm (0.39โ€“2.76ย in) high. It is