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Schizophyllum commune Fr. (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 53 images of Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

FRDBI FRDBI (www.fieldmycology.net/gbchklst/gbchklst.asp) has the UK and Ireland records of Schizophyllum commune (Splitgill, Common Porecrust)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

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

General Works

Brady, K.C., O'Keily, P., Forristal, P.D. & Fuller, H., 2006 Schizophyllum commune on big-bale grass silage in Ireland
Webster, J., 1991 Schizophyllum in Hay Bales
Weightman, J., 2002 Schizophyllum commune - in nature and nurture

Schizophyllum commune may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
AGARICALES
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Schizophyllaceae) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Schizophyllum commune is associated with:

fruitbody Mammalia - mammals fruitbody feeds on dead dead horn Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Bos taurus - Cattle, Domestic Cattle (Artiodactyla: Bovidae) fruitbody feeds on dead dead leather Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Cetacea - whales & dolphins fruitbody feeds on dead dead whale bone Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Ilex aquifolium - Holly (Aquifoliales: Aquifoliaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, fallen wood Minor Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Alnus - alders (Fagales: Betulaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, fallen wood Minor Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Fagus - beeches (Fagales: Fagaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, fallen wood Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Quercus - oaks (Fagales: Fagaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, fallen wood Minor Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Tilia - limes (Malvales: Malvaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, fallen wood Minor Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Prunus avium - Wild Cherry (Rosales: Rosaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, fallen wood Minor Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore, Great Maple (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, fallen wood Minor Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Poaceae - grasses, couch (Poales) fruitbody is saprobic on plastic-wrapped, "big bale" silage UK/Ireland Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [fruits through breaks and joins in the plastic]
mycelium Homo sapiens - Man (Primates: Hominidae) mycelium parasitises live, ulcered gums Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
mycelium Homo sapiens - Man (Primates: Hominidae) mycelium parasitises toe nails Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005

There may be more taxa associated with Schizophyllum commune listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)

Associated with Schizophyllum commune:

Schizophyllum commune may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)
AGARICALES
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Schizophyllaceae) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

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.

References

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