False Turkey Tail
Large, layered groups of leathery, parchmentlike brackets with multicolored zones; underside smooth. Grows on stumps and logs of deciduous trees. Year-round. Cap semicircular, irregular; zones of browns, rusts, and sometimes green (from algae); texture leathery, hairy. Underside buff-colored, smooth. Stalk not present. Spore print white. Spores magnified are cylindrical, smooth.
Lookalikes: The "true" turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) has pores on the underside. The multicolor gill polypore (Lenzites betulina) has a gill-like underside.