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Lentinus tigrinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Lentinus
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."


The molecular studies showed that some Polyporus species are belonging to the Lentinus-radiation.[3]


  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. 
  3. ^ Zmitrovich, Ivan V.; Kovalenko, Alexander E. (2016). "Lentinoid and polyporoid fungi, two generic conglomerates containing important medicinal mushrooms in molecular perspective" (PDF). Int. J. Medicinal Mushrooms 18 (1): 23–38. doi:10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v18.i1.40. 

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