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Kingdom: Fungi Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes Order: Polyporales Family: Polyporaceae Genus: Lentinus
Lentinus is a genus of fungi in the family Polyporaceae. There are 40 species in the genus, which have a widespread distribution, especially in subtropical regions. The genus name Lentinus is derived from the Latin lent, meaning "pliable," and inus, meaning "resembling."