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Schizophyllum commune This is a picture of  Schizophyllum commune at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Maryland. Geotagged,Schizophyllum commune,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Schizophyllum commune

This is a picture of Schizophyllum commune at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, Maryland.

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''Schizophyllum commune'' is a species of fungus in the genus ''Schizophyllum''. The mushroom resembles undulating waves of tightly packed corals or loose Chinese fan. ”Gillies” or Split Gills vary from creamy yellow to pale white in colour. The cap is small, 1–4.5 cm wide with a dense yet spongey body texture. It is known as the split-gill mushroom because of the unique longitudinally divided nature of the "gills" on the underside of the cap. It is the only known fungus capable of retracting.. more

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Matthew Beziat
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By Matthew Beziat

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Uploaded Apr 7, 2021. Captured Apr 6, 2021 16:17 in E Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409, USA.
  • SM-G965U
  • f/2.4
  • 1/159s
  • ISO50
  • 4.3mm