Lentinus

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Lentinus
Lentinustigrinus1.jpg
Lentinus tigrinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Lentinus
Fr.[1]
Type species
Lentinus crinitus
(L.) Fr.

Lentinus is a genus of fungi in the family Polyporaceae. There are 40 species in the genus, which have a widespread distribution, especially in subtropical regions.[2]

The genus name Lentinus is derived from the Latin lent, meaning "pliable," and inus, meaning "resembling."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fries EM. (1825). Systema Orbis Vegetabilis. p. 77. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi. 10th ed. Wallingford: CABI. p. 368. ISBN 0-85199-826-7. 

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