Lentinula edodes


Common Name:
Shiitake | Donka | Pasania

Where found:
Originally known to Japan, China, and Korea it is now naturalizing in the western US. Saprophyte on Asian oaks and beeches.

Type of Rot:
White mottled rot

Preferred Wood Types:
Oak, sweetgum, poplar, cottonwood, eucalyptus, alder, ironwood, beech, birch, willow, and other hardwoods. No fruit woods. Should be incubated in shade without making ground contact.

Known Remediation/Restoration potential:
Known to breakdown PAHS, PCBs, and PCPs. Repacking spent kits in burlap sacks work as great filters.

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