Monographs Details: Schizophyllum commune Fr.
Authority: Rogerson, Clark T., et al. 1990. Fungi collected by Bassett Maguire and collabora tors in the Guayana Highland, 1944-1983. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 64: 130-164.
Family:Schizophyllaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Island below GuzmanBlanco between Comunidad and Guzman Blanco, elev. 120-130 m, on rotten log, 13 Apr 1955, B M & JJW 35552 [CTR]; Laja Picure, just below Raudal Picure between Santa Rosa and mouth of Rio Vichada, elev. 100 m, on fallen tree at clearing edge, 16 Nov 1953, BM, JJW & GSB 36193 [CTR]; Rio Atabapo, Yavita- Pimichin trail near Yavita, elev. 130 m, on burnt logs in conuco, 10 Jun 1959, JJW & LSA 42929 [CTR]; Rio Orinoco, conuco edges at Tama-Tama, elev. 125- 150 m, on conuco logs in sun, 21 Jun 1959, JJW & LSA 43092, 43093 [CTR]; Rio Casiquiare, Solano-San Carlos trail near Solano, elev. 100-130 m, on rotten palm seeds, 10 Jul 1959, JJW & LSA 43404 [CTR]. Bolivar: Ceno Bolivar, on mine prop in tunnel no. 5, elev. 725 m, 25 Feb 1953, JJW 34439 [CTR].SURINAM. Tafelberg, Table Mountain Camp No.2, Savanna No. VIII, high forest, 26 Aug 1944, B M 24506F [WBC; this specimen was cited by Seaver (1948: 62) as 5". alneus].BRAZIL. Amazonas: Rio Cauaburi, base of Cachoeira Caranguejo, Third Sena da Nebhna Expedition, on fallen log in woods and partial clearing, 4 Nov 1965, BM, JAS & C K M 60081 [CTR]. Amapa: Rio Amapari, in Area Industriel, heavily forested hills, elev. 70-300 m, 19 Nov 1954, RSC 38449 [CTR].

Discussion:

This cosmopolitan species is commonly found on recently fallen, often burnt, logs exposed to full sunlight in the neotropics. Dennis +

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Suriname South America|