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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Polyporaceae: Heliocybe sulcata (Berk.) Redhead & Ginns

Heliocybe sulcata – sunray sawgill

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.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Tough mushroom <B>Heliocybe sulcata</B> on an oak log in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-25.htm">February 25, 2018</A>
LinkTough mushroom Heliocybe sulcata on an oak log in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, February 25, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
<B>Heliocybe sulcata</B> mushrooms on an oak log in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-25.htm">February 25, 2018</A>
LinkHeliocybe sulcata mushrooms on an oak log in David E. Schob Nature Preserve at 906 Ashburn Street. College Station, Texas, February 25, 2018
Location on maps906 Ashburn Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Upper view of <B>Heliocybe sulcata</B> mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-14.htm">April 14, 2018</A>
LinkUpper view of Heliocybe sulcata mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, April 14, 2018
Location on mapsHensel Park DriveWay, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Side view of <B>Heliocybe sulcata</B> mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-14.htm">April 14, 2018</A>
LinkSide view of Heliocybe sulcata mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, April 14, 2018
Location on mapsHensel Park DriveWay, College Station, TX 77840, USA
<B>Heliocybe sulcata</B> mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-14.htm">April 14, 2018</A>
LinkHeliocybe sulcata mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, April 14, 2018
Location on mapsHensel Park DriveWay, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Lower view of <B>Heliocybe sulcata</B> mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-14.htm">April 14, 2018</A>
LinkLower view of Heliocybe sulcata mushrooms on a dry bush in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, April 14, 2018
Location on mapsHensel Park DriveWay, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Mushrooms <B>Heliocybe sulcata</B> collected in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-04-14.htm">April 14, 2018</A>
LinkMushrooms Heliocybe sulcata collected in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, April 14, 2018

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