Definition of Genus Pleurotus
1. Noun. Agarics with white spores and caps having an eccentric stem; an important mushroom of Japan.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Agaricaceae, Family Agaricaceae
Member holonyms: Oyster Agaric, Oyster Fungus, Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus Ostreatus, Olive-tree Agaric, Pleurotus Phosphoreus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pleurotus
Literary usage of Genus Pleurotus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"Habitat—On wood; common on railroad ties. centric, straight, or curved; firm, solid, equal, or tapering at GENUS P LEU ROT US In the genus Pleurotus the ..."
2. Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc by George Francis Atkinson (1900)
"It has, however, been placed in the genus Pleurotus, as P. nidulans. But because of the pink color of the spores in mass, Peck places it in the genus ..."
3. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"PLEUROTUS The genus Pleurotus is chiefly distinguished among the white-spored agarics by the excentric stem or resupinate cap. ..."
4. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1899)
"... strong resemblance to Agaricus olearius Pers., of southern Europe, which is now placed in the genus Pleurotus, although the stipe is hardly more lateral ..."
5. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1901)
"Some of the plants have the stems lateral and so resemble the genus Pleurotus. I think they are quite as striking looking when one sees them in the woods, ..."