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"Lentinula edodes"
Lentinula edodes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Omphalotaceae
Genus: Lentinula
Type species
Lentinula cubensis

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,[2] contains eight species, especially in tropical regions.[3]


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  1. ^ "Lentinula" (html). MycoBank. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ Earle FS. (1909). "The genera of North American gill fungi". Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden. 5: 373–451 (see p. 416).
  3. ^ 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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