MycoKey : the genus Pleurotus

Generic short diagnoses: Excentrically or laterally stipitate, fleshy, rather tough, lignicolous agarics with mostly white to greyish pileus, decurrent lamellae and whitish or purplish spores.

Species examples:
Pleurotus cornucopiae
Pleurotus dryinus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pleurotus ostreatus var. praecox
Pleurotus pulmonarius

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