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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Schizophyllaceae: Schizophyllum commune Fr. 1815

Schizophyllum commune – Splitgill

Synonyms: Agaricus alneus, Agaricus multifidus, Apus alneus, Daedalea commune, Merulius alneus, Merulius communis, Scaphophorum agaricoides, Schizophyllum alneum, Schizophyllum alneus, Schizophyllum multifidum.

Common name: splitgill.

Russian name: Shchelelistnik obyknovennyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: 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 gill producing basidospores, which often splits when they dry out and moistened into gills as they shed into spores. It is the only known fungi capable of retracting by movement. This mushroom is found predominantly in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Madagascar, Nigeria and Northeastern India. It is found in the wild on decaying trees after rainy seasons followed by dry spells where the mushrooms are naturally collected. it is known for its high medicinal value and aromatic taste profile. It has recently attracted the medicinal industry for its immunomodulatory, antifungal, antineoplastic and antiviral activities that are higher than those of any other glucan complex carbohydrate.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Timber mushrooms <B>Schizophyllum commune</B> (split gill fungus) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-02.htm">August 2, 2016</A>
LinkTimber mushrooms Schizophyllum commune (split gill fungus) near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 2, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Split gill fungus <B>Schizophyllum commune</B> on a fallen willow tree near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-14.htm">March 14, 2017</A>
LinkSplit gill fungus Schizophyllum commune on a fallen willow tree near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, March 14, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Gills of split gill fungus <B>Schizophyllum commune</B> on a fallen willow tree near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-14.htm">March 14, 2017</A>
LinkGills of split gill fungus Schizophyllum commune on a fallen willow tree near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, March 14, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Texture of split gill fungus <B>Schizophyllum commune</B> on a fallen willow tree near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-14.htm">March 14, 2017</A>
LinkTexture of split gill fungus Schizophyllum commune on a fallen willow tree near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, March 14, 2017
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
Split gill fungus <B>Schizophyllum commune</B> taken from area of Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-14.htm">March 14, 2017</A>
LinkSplit gill fungus Schizophyllum commune taken from area of Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, March 14, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, проспект Раевского, 22
Split gill fungus <B>Schizophyllum commune</B> on a fallen twig of Manchurian walnut in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-03-17.htm">March 17, 2017</A>
LinkSplit gill fungus Schizophyllum commune on a fallen twig of Manchurian walnut in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, March 17, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, набережная реки Карповки

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Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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