Shiitakes and black mushrooms - Latin names - please help!
mycowrld at cdsnet.net
Fri Oct 20 22:49:57 EST 1995
Roman Trusnik <trusnik at risc.upol.cz> wrote:
>I need at least the Latin name of these mushrooms:
> 1. Shiitake mushrooms
Currently: Lentinula edodes
Formerly: Lentinus edodes
> 2. Black mushrooms, mo-or or "tree ear" (according to the book, these
> should be synonymous)
This is more difficult.
Perhaps you mean Auricularia polytricha?
I'm sure the taxonomists can offer more help.
There is a book in print that has many common names for many species.
I suspect it would have the common names you are looking for. I don't
have a copy, but could track down the title for you.
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