Observation 19168: Schizophyllum commune Fr.

When: 2008-03-17

Collection location: Kentucky River Palisades, Fayette Co., Kentucky, USA [Click for map]

Who: beverlyjam

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Looks like the stick was turned over (see small ones in the background). Given that, then this is a beautiful example of the typical split gills of this species.

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People are edible.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-12-09 18:35:19 PST (-0800)

Split gills have been found growing on human toe nails and respiratory tracts.

About …
By: Daniel Jimenez (Daniel CR)
2009-12-09 17:18:19 PST (-0800)

very cool shape !

naming this amazing mushroom takes none of the magic away!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-08 10:15:51 PDT (-0700)

yup, I can now see those subtly split gills. and i guess what with all of the sexual diversity found in Schizophyllum commune (doesn’t Volk claim 24,000 mating types for this beast?) not unreasonable to expect a bit of structural diversity, too.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-03-06 18:18:39 PST (-0800)

Definitely S. commune. A very cool photo of the gills, though the distinctly jagged margin is not particularly common. Great shot!

I was thinking…
By: beverlyjam
2009-03-06 08:08:53 PST (-0800)
a Schizophyllum as well.
Whooo… look at that one…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-03-06 07:42:06 PST (-0800)

Whoo… weee… Thats a funky one. It looks perhaps like a funky Schizophyllum.

I dunno what this is, other than amazing…!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-06 07:28:04 PST (-0800)

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