Shiitakes and black mushrooms - Latin names - please help!

BrianMc brianmc at
Sun Oct 22 10:08:49 EST 1995

Shiitake:  Lentinula edodes

You will sometimes encounter references to this as Lentinus edodes.  It is
generally now regarded as distinct because it lacks the dimitic hyphae
characterize the genus Lentinus under the microscope.

Tree-Ear, or Mo-or: Auricularia polytricha

The culture method is very similar to that of Shiitake. Anitcoagulant
effects have been noted from this mushroom.
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