Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Schizophyllum commune
SeasonJanuary - December
Size1 to 5 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Gills Bifurcate Gills Narrow Gills Serrate
CapBrown Gray Orange White
FleshGray White Yellow
GillsBrown Red White
Etymology and Classification of Schizophyllum commune
|Scientific name||Schizophyllum commune|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Basionym|
|Year of publication||1821|
Description of Schizophyllum commune
Occurrence and Growth
Schizophyllum commune (English: Splitgill) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on woods. Its main season begins in January and ends in December.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Schizophyllum commune is poorly edible.
Shape and Surface
Schizophyllum commune commonly measures from 1 to 5 cm. The cap is shaped umbrella-like. The fruit body is bleaching. The stem is fibrous. The spore donor can be described as adnate, gills bifurcate, gills narrow, and gills serrate.
The cap of Schizophyllum commune is frequently colored brown, gray, orange, and white. The color of the flesh is often gray, white, and yellow. The gills of Schizophyllum commune are regularly colored brown, red, and white. The stem is often colored brown and white. The spore dust is frequently colored white.
Etymology and Classification
Schizophyllum commune (Gender: Neuter) was scientifically described by E.M. Fries and effectively published in 1821. The name Schizophyllum commune is of type basionym. Schizophyllum commune has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Schizophyllum commune is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Schizophyllaceae, Schizophyllum. For further information, please see E.M. Fries (1821, p. 330).
Schizophyllum commune is also known for its latin synonyms Schizophyllum commune var. multifidum, Schizophyllum alneus, Schizophyllum alneum, Schizonia vulgaris, Scaphophorum agaricoides, Scaphophoeum agaricoides, Merulius communis, Merulius alneus, Daedalea commune, Apus alneus.
Fries, E.M. 1821. Systema Mycologicum. 1:1-520