Winter Gills

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Split-gill Fungi or Schizophyllum commune, is an extremely common fungi found year-round in areas with moisture. Winter in my area is prime as hardly ANYTHING else grows so once we get a rainfall or snow-melt these pop out like crazy on dead trees and fallen logs.
An amazing fungi in that science has recorded THOUSANDS of sexes to this fungi….not sure how that works but it sure re-produces beautifully!
It can also be dried and re-hydrated many times and still look as fresh as it did when first blooming open.
The tops are a soft almost furry texture…helping it maintain moisture. Usually a white in color they can also be grey, pink, purple or even a blue or red in color.
This set was found at the state fishing lake outside my hometown in NE Kansas, USA in February. DEAD of WINTER! Was out looking for deer antlers (didn’t find any) but found lots of this beautiful species.
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Recently have been looking up more and more information about medicinal fungi….
Listed for this species: Anti-Candida, anti-tumor (cervical, uterine, stomach Ca), anti-viral
Considered a GREAT source in dealing with these issues. Dry and grind into powder…mix with tea, in soups or even your coffee.
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As with ALL fungi, only injest with extreme caution if you are not familiar with it. Allergies can kill!

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