Lentinus

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Lentinus
2016-04-07 Lentinus tigrinus (Bull.) Fr 611877.jpg
Lentinus tigrinus, Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Lentinus
Fr. (1825)[1]
Type species
Lentinus crinitus
(L.) Fr. (1825)
Synonyms[2]

Lentinus is a genus of fungi in the family Polyporaceae. The genus is widely distributed, with many species found in subtropical regions.[3]

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

Species[edit]

Lentinus berteroi
Lentinus squarrosulus
Lentinus swartzii

As of July 2017, Index Fungorum accepts 120 species of Lentinus:[4]

Some molecular studies showed that some Polyporus species belong to the Lentinus-radiation.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fries, E.M. (1825). Systema Orbis Vegetabilis (in Latin). p. 77. 
  2. ^ "Synonymy: Lentinus Fr.". Species Fungorum. Kew Mycology. Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  3. ^ Kirk, P.M.; Cannon, P.F.; Minter, D.W.; Stalpers, J.A. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  4. ^ Kirk, P.M. "Species Fungorum (version 30th June 2017). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  5. ^ Zmitrovich, Ivan V.; Kovalenko, Alexander E. (2016). "Lentinoid and polyporoid fungi, two generic conglomerates containing important medicinal mushrooms in molecular perspective" (PDF). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 18 (1): 23–38. doi:10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v18.i1.40. 

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