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Schizophyllum commune Fr. (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Watling, R. & Gregory, N.M., 1989 Crepidotaceae, Pleurotaceae and other pleurotoid Agarics
Watling, R. Schizophyllum commune

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 3 general literature references to Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

Schizophyllum commune may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Schizophyllaceae) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 13 feeding and other relationships of Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A formerly rare bracket fungus that has become quite common in the south in recent decades. Usually growing on fallen wood it also forms characteristic clumps bursting through the plastic wrapping of "big bale" hay. As the name implies it is unusual in having paired gills which lie face-to-face when wet but roll up and separate as they dry. Only the outside surface bears spores and this is protected when rolled up.
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