Shiitake Mushroom...

Larry Caldwell larryc at
Tue Dec 16 15:38:36 EST 1997

In article <3495B38C.358E at>,
Joseph Zorzin <redoak at> wrote:
> Jostnix wrote:
> > There is a non-timber forest product that is getting more and more press in the
> > US.  Lentinus edodes is a mushroom that has been used in Asia for centuries.
> > It is the most eaten fungii in japan.
> I just wish someone would come up with a better name for it. <G>

Hey, I'm pretty good at marketing.  Lessee now, lentinus edodes ... 
edodes ... say, how about if we call it shiitake?  Sounds sort of
oriental, don't you think?  It could be like, a trade name or 

-- Larry

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