Definition of Genus Pleurotus

1. Noun. Agarics with white spores and caps having an eccentric stem; an important mushroom of Japan.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pleurotus

genus Plautus
genus Plecotus
genus Plectania
genus Plectorrhiza
genus Plectranthus
genus Plectrophenax
genus Pleione
genus Pleiospilos
genus Plesianthropus
genus Plesiosaurus
genus Plethodon
genus Pleurobrachia
genus Pleuronectes
genus Pleurosorus
genus Pleurothallis
genus Pleurotus (current term)
genus Plicatoperipatus
genus Ploceus
genus Plumbago
genus Plumeria
genus Pluteus
genus Pluvialis
genus Pluvianus
genus Poa
genus Podalyria
genus Podargus
genus Podiceps
genus Podilymbus
genus Podocarpus
genus Podophyllum

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, ..."

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