Trichaptum abietinum

Common Names: Violet-toothed polypore (abietinum)
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Polypores

Superficially resembling turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) from above, Trichaptum abietinum typically has a violet ring on the outer edge as well as a partially violet/purple spore surface. This species is saprobic; growing on conifer logs and stumps in late spring, summer and fall. Compare to Trichaptum biforme, which grows on hardwoods.

Edible Notes: Not edible. Too tough/woody to consume.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.