Scientific name: Lentinula edodes

Synonyms: Agaricus edodes, Shii-Take, Shaingugu, Hua Gu, Qua Gu, Chinese black mushroom, black forest mushroom

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Natural habitat: Shiitake grows as a saprophyte on dead hardwood. He particularly prefers the Pasania-tree (Castanopsis cuspidata) and other asian oaks and beech trees.

Appropriate substrate: Hardwood (most suitable: oak, beech, birch, alder, chestnut, pasania)

Usage: Vital mushroom, edible mushroom

The Shiitake has originally been domiciled in Japan, Korea and China and his special characteristics are known by the population for more than 2000 years.

The smell of this special mushroom is very similar to garlic and is due to an ingredient called Lenthionine. Shiitake counts to the most popular gourmet-mushrooms in the world.



Division: Agaricomycetes

Class: Agaricomycetidae

Order: Agaricales

Family: Marasmiaceae

Genus: Lentinula

Spores: white, ovoid to ellipsoid, 5-6,5 x 3-3,5 µ