Identification: Split Gill Variety?

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  1. C.Wick

    C.Wick Active Member

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    Found this beautiful small fungi growing along sticks on the Kansas Bluffs along the Missouri River. We are getting a ton of rainfall in this area so lots of moisture. The tops were a slight bit 'furry' almost pinkish to salmon in color? As they aged they turned a dull greyish-brown. The largest of these was the length of my thumbprint...about 2 1/2 cm long?
     

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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The gills look exactly like the gills I see when I look at the Split Gill Schizophyllum commune. I've never seen another fungus with these kinds of gills, so as far as I know this must be your critter. I've only seen them old and dried out, and the topsides were whitish-greyishbrown.
     
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    Schizophillum commune ss.

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    Not sure if I'm referrencing that incorrectly? All I get is scientific research on recovering baldness........or a commune from USSR?
     
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    thanx BOTH of u for that! I couldn't seem to figure it out...lol
    It IS nice to know it is a split-gill.....I've noticed around my area this past year we've had a couple that look completely different on top? Some being a pure white/perfectly half circle shaped/very fuzzy on top................to others being rippled brown/pink color/off centered/lightly furred. So wasnt' sure if I had the same species.
    You're link was great info also!
    C.Wick
     

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