Shiitakes and black mushrooms - Latin names - please help!

Ralph D. Arnold rarnold at
Sun Oct 22 13:25:17 EST 1995

On Fri, 20 Oct 1995 13:52:02 +0100, 
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)
>So I need at least the Latin name of these mushrooms. Unfortunately I have
>not found any of these species in the dictionaries available here. I have
>been able to find the shiitakes on the net (but there was not the Latin
>name there) but I have never come across the "black mushrooms". Could
>anyone help me, please? I would be most obliged to them. Thank you.

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