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Split Gill

Schizophyllum commune

Description:

It is considered the world's most widely distributed mushroom, occurring on every continent except Antarctica, where there are no trees. The cap is small, up to 3 cm, and it is shell- or fan-shaped, The surface is hairy and velvety with a greyish white colour, sometimes zoned in ochre colours. The gills are radial and soft pinkish when young getting darker, almost brown, when aged. When drying the gills retract longitudinally in a characteristic way. The taste is soft and the flesh has a tough texture.

Habitat:

Spotted on a dead fallen branch

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired.

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Nov 19, 2012
Submitted on Dec 27, 2012

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