Definition of 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 Pleurotus
Literary usage of Pleurotus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British Fungus-flora: A Classified Text-book of Mycology by George. Massee (1893)
"In woods. Somewhat resembling H. eburneus in habit and size, but distinguished by the livid colour of the pileus and the glabrous stem. pleurotus. Fries. ..."
2. Minnesota Plant Diseases by Edward Monroe Freeman (1905)
"It has been observed on living elm trees, however, and is possibly a wound-parasite. The elm pleurotus rot (pleurotus ..."
3. The Mushroom Book: A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of Our by Nina Lovering Marshall (1904)
"Time—June to November. Flesh—White, tough. Habitat—-In clusters, often from a common stem, growing on decayed wood. Elm pleurotus (Edible) pleurotus ..."
4. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"As here used it corresponds in a general way with pleurotus ... and Eu-pleurotus, of the Sylloge. This is an example of a most confusing shifting of names. ..."
5. A Preliminary Report on the Hymeniales of Connecticut by Edward Albert White (1905)
"The well known oyster pleurotus and elm pleurotus are among the most ... As in Collybia, these mushrooms are very frequently infested with larvae. pleurotus ..."