Maitake

Maitake-Pilz Nahaufnahme

Grifola frondosa

Der tanzende Pilz

Grifola_frondosa (Wikipedia)

Maitake
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G. frondosa
Binomial name
Grifola frondosa
(Dicks.) Gray (1821)
Synonyms
  • Boletus frondosus Dicks. (1785)
  • Polyporus frondosus Fr.

Grifola frondosa (also known as hen-of-the-woods, maitake (舞茸, "dancing mushroom") in Japanese, ram's head or sheep's head) is a polypore mushroom that grows at the base of trees, particularly oaks. It is typically found in late summer to early autumn. It is native to China, Europe, and North America.

Grifola frondosa
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pores on hymenium
cap is offset or indistinct
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is white
ecology is parasitic
edibility: choice
Maitake (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Japanese 舞茸 (maitake).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: mai‧ta‧ke

Noun

maitake (countable and uncountable, plural maitakes)

  1. Grifola frondosa, an edible polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the bases of trees.

Synonyms

  • hen of the woods, ram's head, sheep's head, signorina

Translations

Anagrams

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