Lentinula

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Lentinula
Lentinula edodes.jpg
Lentinula edodes
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Lentinula

Type species
Lentinula cubensis
(Berk. & Curtis) Earle ex Pegler

Lentinula is a small genus of wood-inhabiting agarics. The neotropical species Lentinula boryana (= L. cubensis) is the type species. However, the best-known species is L. edodes, the shiitake. The genus, erected by Franklin Sumner Earle in 1909,[1] contains eight species, especially in tropical regions.[2]

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  1. ^ Earle FS. (1909). "The genera of North American gill fungi". Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden. 5: 373–451 (see p. 416).
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.

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