Shiitake mushroom facts for kids
|gills on hymenium|
|cap is convex|
|hymenium is free|
|stipe is bare|
spore print is whiteto buff
|ecology is saprotrophic|
The shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes or Lentinula edodes), also known as Chinese black mushroom or black forest mushroom, is an edible mushroom typically grown on the shii tree. Two Chinese variant names for high grades of shiitake are dōnggū ("winter mushroom") and huāgū ("flower mushroom," which has a flower-like cracking pattern on the mushroom's upper surface); both are produced at colder temperatures.
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Shiitake growing wild in Hokkaido
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