When: 2008-06-02

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Small projecting caps, on dead alder limb. Tan and shaggy-hairy above, pale beige with broad shallow veined wrinkles below. Definitely not a gilled mushroom. Merulius, maybe? Spores are clear under LM, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re white in deposit, I guess. They are very soft and flexible, drying to almost nothing.


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Recognized by sight: Lincoff has a similar photo in the Audubon book.
Used references: Imazeki, Rokuya, Yoshio Otani and Tsuguo Hongo. 1988. Fungi of Japan. Yama-Kei Publishers Co., Tokyo, Japan. 623p.

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more info on a mostly unkown to me mushroom…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-09-04 16:21:02 CEST (+0200)

apparently this fungus, common name “crimped gill”, is a close relative to Schizophyllum, but with crimped gill ridges rather than split gills.

BTW, Lincoff (Audubon Field Guide to N. Amer. Mushrooms) has a very nice photo gallery of polypores, very useful now that I actually am starting to care about some of these polypore IDs! Geez, what’s wrong with me??!!! ;)

Split gill
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2008-06-05 02:12:05 CEST (+0200)

I agree with Tom. The fruitings appear to have been around for a while.

By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-06-04 22:51:08 CEST (+0200)

It looks like possibly an old Schizophyllum commune to me. Are those “gills” in pairs?