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The top surface of the cap is a fuzzy or hairy grayish white and underneath it has light brown gills. A clump of the mushrooms grow together about 12 cm dia. Caps have a soft spongy texture.
Spotted on driftwood at the Dungeness County Park.
Primarily a saprobic wood-rotting fungus, Schizophyllum commune causes white rot (it consumes mainly the lignin within timber, leaving the much softer white cellulose largely unscathed).