Lentinula lateritia – the Australian native Shiitake

Davenwolf Dagger has done it again – this time managing to not only find the elusive native Aussie Shiitake species – Lentinula lateritia (which we recently confirmed matched phylogenetic type specimens 100%) but he has also managed to take these awesome photos and clone the mushroom!

In terms of edibility this species is actually farmed in South-East Asia as a food source. Jsun from Mushroaming states that they taste very similar to conventional Shiitake. We have also spoken to several other sources who have eaten this species.

For more detail please check out Jsun’s awesome blog at:

https://mushroaming.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/lentinula-lateritia/

Let the grow experiments begin!

Lentinula lateritia - the Australian native Shiitake

Lentinula lateritia - the Australian native Shiitake

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