Latin nomenclature

Peter Heytler heytler at
Sun Jan 28 20:16:55 EST 1996

In article <4egqdj$pl2 at>,
William Hunt <wjh at> wrote:
>In <4e0fal$3ck at> Richard W. Kerrigan <rwk at> writes:
>> Woloshuk's Group (Woloshuks_group at wrote:
>>: Does anyone know the latin name for the Portabella mushroom.  We are also
>>: interested in the origin of the common name Portabella.  Thanks for the
>i would guess at the meaning 'opened nicely', as opposed to buttons.
>wjh at

 I have been assured (by a mycologist in the industry) that Portabella is 
the identical species - Agaricus bisporus (or A. brunnescens) - as the 
common cultivated mushroom. Only the growth conditions have been changed.
--Peter Heytler

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