Shiitakes and black mushrooms - Latin names - please help!

Michael Wood mwood at
Sat Oct 21 13:01:51 EST 1995

Roman Trusnik <trusnik at> wrote:

>Dear Mycophiles,
>I have to translate the names of the following mushrooms from English into
>the Czech language:
>1. Shiitake mushrooms
>2. Black mushrooms, mo-or or "tree ear" (according to the book, these
>should be synonymous)

Shiitake is _Lentinula edodes_ (aka Lentinus edodes_).

Tree ear is _Auricularia auricula_ or  _Auricularia polytricha_.

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