Sorting Pleurotus Names

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Pleurotus cornucopiae (Paulet : Pers.) Rolland (edible)

SYNONYM(S) : Pleurotus cornucopiae (Fr.) Gillet, Pleurotus sapidus (Schulz. apud Kalchb.) Sacc.

ENGLISH : Branched oyster fungus, Branched oyster mushroom.

FRENCH : Pleurote corne d'abondance.

GERMAN : Rillstieliger Seitling.

ITALIAN : Pleuroto del corno della abbondanza.

JAPANESE : , Hime hira take, , Tamogi take, Nire take (this name needs checking - applies to Lyophyllum ulmarium ?).

SPANISH : Hongo de maguey (Mexico).

TAGALOG : Alitaptap.

Pleurotus dryinus (Pers. : Fr.) Kummer (inedible) (comestible)

SYNONYM(S) : Pleurotus corticatus (Fr. : Fr.) Quél.

FRENCH : Pleurote du chêne, Pleurote cortiqué.

GERMAN : Berindeter Seitling, Eichen Seitling.

Pleurotus eryngii DC. : Fr. (edible ***)

SYNONYM(S) : Pleurotus cardarella Batt. : Fr.

FRENCH : Pleurote du Panicot, Champignon de garrigues, Champignon du panicaut, Girboulot de panicot, Oreillette, Oreille de chardon, Argouagne, Bérigoule, Bolet dau baja preire, Escouderme, Ragoule .

GERMAN : Ampezzaner Schwämme.

ITALIAN : Agarico dell' eringio, Fungo delle ferula, Fungo d'ampezzo, Fingo della Bellamonte, Funghi di cardoncello, Cavarese de prà, Cicciolo, Cardarello.

SPANISH : Bolet d'espinacals, Seta de Cardo, Chirgola, Presquilla.

Pleurotus eryngii DC. : Fr. var. ferulae

SPANISH : Seta de cañaheja.

Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. : Fr.) Quél. var. sativus (edible) (comestible **)

SYNONYM(S) : Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. ex Fr.) Kummer var. sativus

CHINESE : Cao pi ce er, Hao jun, Bei feng jun, Cu pi ce er, Ce er.

DANISH : Almindelig østershat .

DUTCH : Oesterzwam.

ENGLISH : Cultivated tree-oyster, Cultivated oyster mushroom.

FRENCH : Pleurote en huître de culture, Pleurote en huître cultivée, Pleurote d'hiver, Pleurote en huître, Pleurote en coquille, Oreille de noyer, Poule de bois.

GERMAN : Austernpilz, Austernseitling, Austernschwamm, Buchenschwamm, Drehling, Eichhännchen, Muschelpilz, Seitling.

ITALIAN : Agarico ostreato, Gelone, Orecchione , Fungi di nipitedda, Fungi da codda, Fungiu de pastazzu, Fons de nèbia, Reccia de morar.

JAPANESE : , Hira take.

POLISH : Boczniak ostrygowaty.

PORTUGUESE : Pleuroto .

SLOVENIAN : Ostrigar .

SPANISH : Seta de ostra, Girbola de pollancre (Mexico), Orellanes (Mexico).

THAI : Hed nang rom Bhutan.

Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. : Fr.) Quél. var. vulgaris

SYNONYM(S) : Pleurotus columbinus Quél., Pleurotus ostreatus Jacq. : Fr. var. columbinus Bres.

CHINESE : Ye ce er, Ye hao jun.

ENGLISH : Wild tree-oyster, Wild oyster mushroom.

FRENCH : Pleurote en huître sauvage.

SPANISH : Seta de ostra, Seta de mimbre, Seta de alpaca.

Photograph by Marek Snowarski at <>

Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quél. (edible)

SYNONYM(S) : Pleurotus cornucopiae Pers. var. pulmonarius Fr.

JAPANESE : Usu hira take.

Pleurotus serotinus Kummer

SYNONYM(S) : Panellus serotinus (Pers. : Fr.) Kühn.

FRENCH : Pleurote tardif, Panelle.

GERMAN : Gelbstieliger Muschel-Seitling.




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