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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v17.i2.110
pages 199-206

Notes on a New Productive Strain of King Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus eryngii (Higher Basidiomycetes), a Prized Italian Culinary-Medicinal Mushroom

Giuseppe Venturella
Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences University of Palermo Viale delle Scienze, Bld. 4, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Eristanna Palazzolo
Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Viale delle Scienze, I-90128 Palermo, Italy
Filippo Saiano
Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Viale delle Scienze, I-90128 Palermo, Italy
Maria Letizia Gargano
University of Bari Aldo Moro Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science Via Amendola 165/A 70126, Bari, Italy

ABSTRACT

In this paper, the authors provide data on a culinary-medicinal, host-specific variety of P. eryngii species-complex that is known in Italy as "cardoncello". A species description, the techniques of isolation of a new strain (C-142-c), and the preparation of the substratum are illustrated. Data on the productivity of substratum inoculated with C-142-c strain and the nutritional value of cultivated "cardoncello" mushrooms are also provided.