Common Split Gill Schizophyllum commune Fries

Status:

Found scattered or in clusters on decaying hardwoods.

Description:

White or grayish-white dry cap covered with dense layer of hairs; inrolled margin. Fertile surface consists of gill-like folds radiating from the attachment point; range in color from white to pink to gray; sometimes serrated; may be split (hence the name). (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

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Lance Biechele shared this quote from Tom Volk: "In one published account, this mushroom had grown through the soft palate of a child's mouth and was actually forming fruiting bodies (mushrooms) in her sinuses."

There are 248 records in the project database.

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Common Split Gill in Wicomico Co., Maryland (12/28/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill in Wicomico Co., Maryland (12/28/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2013). Verified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill found during the Chino Farms BioBlitz (4/27/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill in Howard Co., Maryland (2/11/2018). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill (underside) in Howard Co., Maryland (12/18/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill (infertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/12/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Common Split Gill in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2009). Photo by Wesley Earp. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/4/2011). Photo by R. Child. (MBP list)

Common Split Gill in Prince George's Co., Maryland (2/5/2015). Photo by George Harley. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Common Split Gill specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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