Pleurotus nebrodensis A Very Special Mushroom

The Genus Pleurotus in Italy and the Sicilian taxa

Author(s): Giuseppe Venturella, Maria Letizia Gargano and Alessandro Saitta

Pp: 57-62 (6)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608058006113010006

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This chapter provides a brief description of species diversity and distribution of taxa belonging to the genus Pleurotus for each Italian region. For taxa that grow on the Sicilian territory and belong to the so-called “Pleurotus eryngii species-complex” ecological data are also reported.

Keywords: Apiaceae, Basidiomycota, Cachrys ferulacea, Distribution, Ecology, Elaeoselinum asclepium subsp. asclepium, Eryngium campestre, Ferula communis var. communis, Fungi, Intra-population variability, Italy, Pleurotus, Pleurotus eryngii var. elaeoselini, Pleurotus eryngii var. eryngii, Pleurotus eryngii var. ferulae, Pleurotus eryngii var. thapsiae, Pleurotus nebrodensis, Sicily, Systematic, Thapsia garganica.

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