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- A taxonomic genus within the family Pleurotaceae — certain gilled mushrooms, including some widely eaten species.
The genus was defined in 1871, by moving species previously placed in Agaricus. Since then, some species have been moved to other genera. See Pleurotus#Taxonomy on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Pleurotus#Taxonomy
- (genus): Pleurotus eryngii, Pleurotus cornucopiae, Pleurotus dryinus, Pleurotus nebrodensis, Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus (species)