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Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--Research units-Plant Pathology Division-Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Laboratory-About us

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Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Laboratory

    This lab is in charge of germplasm collection and conservation, improvement of varieties and culture techniques, and product development for both edible and medicinal mushrooms. The established mushrooms after much R&D efforts include white mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), hot mushroom (Agaricus bitorquis), straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea), log-cultivated shiitake (Lentinula edodes), bag-cultivated shitake, golden needle mushroom (Flammulina velutipes), oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), king oyster mushroom (Pleurotus cystidiosus), wood ear (Auricularia auricula), white jelly mushroom (Tremella fuciformis), jinfu mushroom (Tricholoma giganteum), beech mushroom (Hypsizygus tessellatus), maitake (Grifola frondosa) bamboo fungus (Phallus indusiatus), poplar mushroom (Agrocybe aegerita), hedgehog mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), phoenix-tail mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju), lingzhi (Ganoderma lucidum), yunzhi (Trametes versicolor), and almond mushroom (Agaricus subrufescens). The newly emerging mushrooms include boletus of the steppes (Pleurotus eryngii), shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus), wood blewit (Clitocybe nuda), snow fungus (Tremella sp.), white ferula mushroom (Pleurotus nebrodensis), sangwhang (Phellinus baumii), stout camphor fungus (Taiwanofungus camphorates), bei-xia-cao (Cordyceps militaris), Indian mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju), and flesh-brown blewit (Lepista sordid) for table and/or medicinal purposes.