ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: TAXONOMIC STUDIES ON EDIBLE MUSHROOM LENTINUS SP.: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100245
Author: J. Manjunathan *, Shymala Gowri S.
Abstract: From a mushroom biodiversity study of the South India, seven Lentinusspp. were collected and identified as Lentinus stupeus, Lentinus cladopus, Lentinus squarrosulus, Lentinus pseudotenebrosus, Lentinus cyathiformis, Lentinus radicus sp. nov., Lentinus tuberregium were collected from the dead logs of rubber and mango trees of Keeriparai forest, Kanniyakumari District of the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, India. The local tribes ascribed many medicinal properties to these mushrooms. From the literature survey, it is clearly evident that scanty reports of Lentinus sp, are available from other countries. Further, not many studies were carried out on the indigenous Lentinus sp. Therefore, the present review was aimed at evolving suitable taxonomical study fungus, Lentinus sp.
Keyword: Lentinus sp, Taxonomy, ITS, Phylogenetic tree