Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Polyporaceae: Heliocybe sulcata (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns
Synonyms: Lentinus fulvidus, Lentinus miserculus, Lentinus pholiotoides, Lentinus sulcatus, Neolentinus sulcatus, Panus fulvidus, Pleurotus sulcatus, Pocillaria misercula, Pocillaria sulcata.
Common names: sunray sawgill, Sulcate Sunhead.
Extract from Wikipedia article: Heliocybe is an agaric genus closely allied to Neolentinus and the bracket fungus, Gloeophyllum, all of which cause brown rot of wood. Heliocybe sulcata, the type and sole species, is characterized by thumb-sized, tough, revivable, often dried, mushroom fruitbodies, with a tanned symmetric pileus that is radially cracked into a cartoon sun-like pattern of arranged scales and ridges, distant serrated lamellae, and a scaly central stipe. Microscopically it differs from Neolentinus by the absence of clamp connections. Like Neolentinus, it produces abundant, conspicuous pleurocystidia. Heliocybe sulcata typically fruits on decorticated, sun-dried and cracked wood, such as fence posts and rails, vineyard trellises in Europe, branches in slash areas, and semi-arid areas such on sagebrush or on naio branches in rain shadow areas of Hawaii, or in open pine forests.
Arabic: هيليوسيب, Swedish: Heliocybe.
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