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Split Gill

Schizophyllum commune


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).

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Washington, USA

Lat: 48.15, Long: -123.19

Spotted on Dec 25, 2018
Submitted on Jan 1, 2019

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