Phellinus linteus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Hymenochaetales
Family: Hymenochaetaceae
Genus: Phellinus
P. linteus
Binomial name
Phellinus linteus
(Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Teng

Phellinus linteus (Japanese "meshimakobu", Chinese "song gen", Korean "sanghwang", English "Mesima", American English "black hoof mushroom") is a mushroom. It is shaped like a hoof, has a bitter taste, and in the wild grows on mulberry trees. The stem's color ranges from dark brown to black. In Korean traditional medicine, the mushroom is consumed in the form of hot tea.


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