Schizophyllum commune Fr.
(splitgill, common porecrust)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesSchizophyllum commune (splitgill, common porecrust)
FamilySCHIZOPHYLLACEAE (a family of basidiomycete fungi)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust) :
1: Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)
22 Sep 2015 OSGR: SZ19 50° 50' N, 1° 50' W Vice County: South Hants (VC 11) England
on unburnt section of Common Gorse branch killed by fire
Image 1: FruitbodiesImage 2: Fruitbody - close-up - highly enlargedImage 3: Fruitbody - enlargedImage 4: Gills - close-up - highly enlarged
2: Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)
7 Nov 2014 OSGR: SU20 50° 50' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: South Hants (VC 11) England
on dead, Beech bough, corticate and decorticate
Image 1: Fruitbodies - wet - top viewImage 2: Fruitbody - half dry - top view - white backgroundImage 3: Fruitbody - half dry - underside view - white backgroundImage 4: Fruitbody - wet - underside view - natural backgroundImage 5: Fruitbody - wet - underside view - white backgroundImage 6: Gills - wet - close-up - enlarged - natural backgroundImage 7: Gills - wet - close-up - enlarged - natural background (2)Image 8: Spore print - enlarged - white backgroundImage 9: Image 10: Image 11: Image 12: Image 13: Image 14: Image 15: Cap - tangential section - microscope low magnificationImage 16: Cap - tangential section - microscope low magnification (2)Image 17: Cap - tangential section - microscope low magnification (3)Image 18: Gill edge Image 19: Gill - magnifiedImage 20: Gill pair - LS - magnifiedImage 21: Spores - magnifiedImage 22: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 23: Spores - highly magnified (2)Image 24: Spores - stained in cotton blue - magnified
3: Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)
26 Oct 2006 OSGR: SN46 52° 10' N, 4° 10' W Vice County: Cardigan (VC 46) Wales
on Hornbeam log
Image 1: Fruitbody - top view - in situImage 2: Fruitbody - top view - moist - close-up - pale backgroundImage 3: Fruitbody - underside - dry - showing split gills - close-up - pale backgroundImage 4: Fruitbody - underside - moist - showing gills - close-up - pale background
4: Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)
11 Feb 1999 OSGR: SU67 51° 30' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
growing at base of polythene wrapped big-bale grass silage on passing tractor
Image 1: Cap surface - close-upImage 2: Cap surface - close-up (2)Image 3: Cluster of fruitbodiesImage 4: Cluster of fruitbodies (2)Image 5: Cluster of fruitbodies - attachment surfaceImage 6: Cluster of fruitbodies - LSImage 7: Fruitbodies - aborted clusterImage 8: Fruitbodies - close-upImage 9: Fruitbodies - close-up (2)Image 10: Fruitbodies - close-up (3)Image 11: Fruitbody - top surfaceImage 12: Fruitbody - top surface (2)Image 13: Fruitbody - TSImage 14: Gills - drying - close-upImage 15: Gill surfaceImage 16: SporesImage 17: Spores (2)Image 18: Spores (3)
5: Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)
15 Apr 1976 OSGR: SU93 51° 0' N, 0° 40' W Vice County: West Sussex (VC 13) England
on fallen trunk
Image 1: Fruitbody - top view - in situImage 2: Fruitbody - undersides
6: Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)
8 Jun 1971 OSGR: TQ88 51° 30' N, 0° 40' E Vice County: South Essex (VC 18) England
on charred wood on bonfire site
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Identification Works

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 5 general literature references relevant to Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 13 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)
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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