Observation 195946: Schizophyllum commune Fr.
When: 2015-01-10
(35.5509° -120.7006° 240m)
Who: kweichert
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima). White cottony, shelf-like growth. Fabric-like consistency. No cap or stalk, but cottony above with gill-like reproductive surface below. 1-4 cm long. No sporeprint. Shriveled when dry. Any ID suggestions welcome.


Copyright © 2015 Kyle Weichert
Bottom, reproductive side with gill-like structure
Copyright © 2015 Kyle Weichert

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Recognized by sight: Has the characteristic ‘split gills’ of Schizophyllum.
76% (2)
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Recognized by sight: Has the characteristic ‘split gills’ of Schizophyllum; growing on wood, whitish, with a fuzzy top (see margin in the image).
Used references: After looking at the other species of Schizophyllum in MO, I’m happy with call this Schizophyllum commune.

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