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FungusSchizophyllum commune

Split Gill at Brogo, NSW

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Schizophyllum commune at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019
Schizophyllum commune at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019
Schizophyllum commune at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019
Schizophyllum commune at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019

Identification history

Fungus Schizophyllum commune 23 Jan 2019 Pam
Fungus Schizophyllum commune 23 Jan 2019 JackieMiles
Unidentified 20 Jan 2019 JackieMiles

Author's notes

Growing on the trunk of a fire-killed muttonwood (Myrsine howittiana). I thought maybe it might be Schizophyllum commune but it doesn't look quite the same as my previous photos of that. However, checking it out on line I see it is quite variable in shape. I've added some better photos of the gills.

7 comments

Pam wrote:
   22 Jan 2019
I agree, it looks very like a Schizophyllum. However from what I can see of the gills they don't seem to correlate. Do you have a clearer photo of the gills please.
   22 Jan 2019
Yeah, sorry about that. My flash wasn't working. I can go back tomorrow and try for a better shot.
Pam wrote:
   22 Jan 2019
Great. Look forward with interest........
Pam wrote:
   23 Jan 2019
Yes, you're right, this is a Schizophyllum. However, the gills are different to the average specimen with every fourth one (about) with greater depth than the others and with the 'split' hardly noticable. I'm not seeing this up this way, though I'm going to be taking a closer look from now on. It would be interesting if it's starting to become a transitionary form!! Well recorded.
   23 Jan 2019
So is S. commune the only species, or the splitters just haven't got their hands on it yet? I found more on a dead pittosporum stem but the photos of it were no good so I discarded them. I'll put up my previous shots of it on dead tree of heaven stems, which do look quite different, with more uniform gills and a less regular "cap".
Pam wrote:
   23 Jan 2019
There is only one Schizophyllum commune, though there is a Schizophyllum amplum which forms little gelatinous bells. It's like a lot of information going around about fungi - it's not fully informed. DNA work on Schizophyllum showed that the Australian ones were different to the overseas ones. So evolution and adaptation are surely at work all the time, so it's not out of the realms of possabilities that there may be something happening here. It might be useful to dry a sample (not too hot) and lodge it for potential DNA sampling at some point in time. If you need any help with this please let me know. I agree with your interpretation of those ones on the pittosporum.
   23 Jan 2019
Yep, I'm going to need instruction on drying a sample. I've got a couple of tiny little caps sitting around on matchsticks at the moment in hopes of a spore print. Lodge with whom? Melbourne RBG?

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Nearby Sightings

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Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Feb 2019 Jalmenus evagoras (Common Imperial Blue) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Feb 2019 Cyanthillium cinereum at Brogo, NSW - 22 Feb 2019 Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019 Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019 Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Feb 2019 Dendrobium speciosum (Rock Lily) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019 Geranium gardneri at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019 Opercularia aspera (Coarse Stinkweed) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019 Eupomatia laurina (Bolwarra) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 Breynia oblongifolia (Coffee Bush) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 Senecio bipinnatisectus at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 Myrsine howittiana (Brush Muttonwood) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 Dendrobium speciosum (Rock Lily) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 TIPHIIDAE sp. (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 Picris angustifolia subsp. angustifolia at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 Physalis peruviana (Cape Gooseberry) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019 Amanita farinacea (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018 Eucalyptus cypellocarpa (Monkey Gum, Mountain Grey Gum) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Lobelia purpurascens (White Root) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Oxalis sp. at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Eucalyptus baueriana (Blue Box) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Eucalyptus globoidea (White Stringybark) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Dolichoderus doriae (Dolly ant) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Dec 2018 Castiarina octospilota (A Jewel Beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2017 Cacomantis variolosus (Brush cuckoo) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2017 Boletellus sp. (Boletellus) at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017 Coprinellus disseminatus (Coprinellus disseminatus) at Brogo, NSW - 2 May 2015 Eucalyptus agglomerata (Blue-leaved Stringybark) at Brogo, NSW - 5 May 2013 Aglaosoma variegata (A Prominent moth) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Jun 2005
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Feb 2019
Jalmenus evagoras (Common Imperial Blue) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Feb 2019
Cyanthillium cinereum at Brogo, NSW - 22 Feb 2019
Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Feb 2019
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Feb 2019
Dendrobium speciosum (Rock Lily) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019
Geranium gardneri at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019
Opercularia aspera (Coarse Stinkweed) at Brogo, NSW - 23 Jan 2019
Eupomatia laurina (Bolwarra) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Breynia oblongifolia (Coffee Bush) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Senecio bipinnatisectus at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Myrsine howittiana (Brush Muttonwood) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Dendrobium speciosum (Rock Lily) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
TIPHIIDAE sp. (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Picris angustifolia subsp. angustifolia at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Physalis peruviana (Cape Gooseberry) at Brogo, NSW - 19 Jan 2019
Amanita farinacea (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 21 Dec 2018
Eucalyptus cypellocarpa (Monkey Gum, Mountain Grey Gum) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Lobelia purpurascens (White Root) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Oxalis sp. at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Eucalyptus baueriana (Blue Box) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Eucalyptus globoidea (White Stringybark) at Brogo, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Dolichoderus doriae (Dolly ant) at Brogo, NSW - 1 Dec 2018
Castiarina octospilota (A Jewel Beetle) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2017
Cacomantis variolosus (Brush cuckoo) at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2017
Boletellus sp. (Boletellus) at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
Coprinellus disseminatus (Coprinellus disseminatus) at Brogo, NSW - 2 May 2015
Eucalyptus agglomerata (Blue-leaved Stringybark) at Brogo, NSW - 5 May 2013
Aglaosoma variegata (A Prominent moth) at Brogo, NSW - 13 Jun 2005

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.757992-36.572844
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 23 Jan 2019 10:40 AM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
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