Grifola

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Grifola
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Grifola frondosa
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Grifola

Gray (1821)
Type species
Grifola frondosa
(Dicks.) Gray (1821)
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Grifola is a genus of fungi in the family Meripilaceae, which includes some edible fungi such as Grifola frondosa, commonly known as hen-of-the-woods (or Maitake in Japan); not to be confused with Laetiporus sulphureus, known among English speakers as chicken of the woods. The genus was circumscribed by Samuel Frederick Gray in 1821.[2]

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  1. ^ "Grifola Gray 1821". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  2. ^ Gray, S.F. (1821). A Natural Arrangement of British Plants. 1. London, UK: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. p. 643.

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