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Schizophyllum commune.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Common Porecrust, Gemeiner Spaltblättling, Közönséges hasadtlemezű gomba, hasadtlemezű gomba, Schizophylle commun, Split-gill
Schizophyllum commune Mushroom
Ref No: 8889
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Schizophyllum commune2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8890
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Schizophyllum commune Fr. Split-gill or Common Porecrust, Schizophylle commun, Gemeiner Spaltblättling, Hasadtlemezű gomba, közönséges hasadtlemezű gomba, Waaiertje. Cap 1–4cm across, fan-shaped, often lobed or fused with others, sessile or on a short stem-like base, densely covered in greyish-white down with a purplish tinge. Gills radiating from the point of attachment, splitting lengthwise and rolling back covering the space between the gills, and protecting the hymenium from desiccation. Spore print white. Spores cylindric, 6 x 3um. Habitat on dead wood of deciduous trees and also on cut timber. Season all year. Uncommon. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 23 January 2015

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mark bower (United States) - 15 February 2014

Schizophyllum commune spore surface. Missouri Ozarks fall 2013 Mark Bower
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mark bower (United States) - 15 February 2014

Schizophyllum commune. Missouri Ozarks, fall 2013
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 07 March 2013

I take this ,,macro,, shot 2nd.February 2013.near Niš,Serbia,Gabrovac Monastery. Mycological Society of Niš,Serbia
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 15 June 2012

Last year's mushroom, rehydrated in spring rains..
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 21 January 2012

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 10 January 2012

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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 14 March 2010

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 February 2009

Hungarian name, Hasadtlemezü gomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 11 November 2008

Close-up picture of the gills.
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 07 November 2008

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