When: 2015-01-10

Collection location: Templeton, California, USA [Click for map]

35.5509°N 120.7006°W 240m [Click for map]

Who: kweichert

No specimen available

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

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Has the characteristic ‘split gills’ of Schizophyllum.
76% (2)
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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