Name: Grifola frondosa (Dicks.) Gray
Most Confident Observations:
167905
Copyright © 2011 I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
56613
Copyright © 2009 Jon Reck (Jon Reck)
362312
Copyright © 2013 Phil Yeager (gunchky)
26445
Copyright © 2008 Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
Version: 4
Previous Version 


First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Alan Rockefeller, I. G. Safonov

Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Grifola frondosa

Author: (Dicks.) Gray

Citation: Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 643 (1821)

Misspellings: Grifola frondosus

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Polyporales

Family: Meripilaceae

Genus: Grifola

Lifeform:
Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit] Brief Description:


Grifola frondosa photo courtesy of MushroomObserver.org, 2008, MushroomObserver.org

Commonly known as Sheep’s Head, Hen of the Woods, or Maitake, Grifola frondosa is an edible species that grows at the foot of trees, particularly oak trees, in clusters of gray-brown caps which are generally curled or contorted in some manner and originate from a single branched stem structure (1), (2), (4).

See Tom Volk’s page on Grifola frondosa

(2)

Descriptions: [Create]

Comments

Add Comment
No one has commented yet.

Created: 2007-01-10 00:03:52 CST (-0500) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2016-05-15 19:49:58 CDT (-0400) by I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
Viewed: 1866 times, last viewed: 2018-02-15 05:26:18 CST (-0500)
Show Log