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Split Gill

Split Gill is common on rotting wood of dead trees and is found worldwide.  It occurs in colonies and appears somewhat like a small shelf fungus with a grooved upper surface and hairy margins.  This inedible mushroom has gills that split when it dries out, hence the common name.  Photo by Laurel Woodley

Schizophyllum commune has a hairy upper surface
Latin Name: 
Schizophyllum commune
Family Name: 
Schizophyllaceae
Place of Origin: 
Worldwide
Garden Location: 
Lake access road and Creek Lane
Season: 
Feb
Mar
Apr