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Split Gills

Schizophyllum commune


Delicate fruiting bodies that were 1-2 cm wide. They had fuzzy, white upper surfaces and gill-like folds on the under surfaces. The gills ranged in color from white to brown depending on age.


Growing on rotting sticks in a deciduous forest.


Although it is considered inedible in the United States and Europe, this species is widely consumed in other parts of the world. Also, it may have immunomodulatory, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

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Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.62, Long: -73.42

Spotted on Nov 8, 2017
Submitted on Jan 10, 2018

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