Observation 6220: Schizophyllum commune Fr.
When: 2008-01-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fungi growing on a willow tree that was recently burned.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-30 11:15:30 CST (-0500)

“Schizophyllum commune has 24,000 mating types!
That’s about as sexy as it gets.”
And it can grow as a pathogen on the soft tissues of immuno compromised individuals. At least 16 cases of disease in humans have been documented. Some of the infections caused by this mushroom include: abscess of the brain, fungal sinusitis, respiratory mycoses, and a “fungus ball in the lung”.
Now THAT’S as sexy as it gets!!!

Very sexy schizophllum shots!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-01-30 10:29:07 CST (-0500)

Schizophyllum commune has 24,000 mating types! That’s about as sexy as it gets. Plus, very handsome fruiting clusters, and so nice and persistant. An incredibly common and incredibly cool fungus.

I agree with Doug
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-01-30 01:52:03 CST (-0500)

Nice shots of Schizophyllum commune.

Schizophyllum commune
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-01-29 17:42:53 CST (-0500)

This is Schizophyllum commune, you can tell by the “split gills”. That is a big grouping of them, neat!

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