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Pleurotus opuntiae (Durieu et Lev.) Sacc. (Higher Basidiomycetes) and Other Species Related to Agave and Opuntia Plants in Mexico-Taxonomy, Distribution, and Applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22339709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pleurotus opuntiae is an important mushroom from xerophytic temperate regions of Mexico, as parasite or saprobe on Agave and Opuntia. Discussions on the taxonomic relationships of P opuntiae with P djamor, P. agaves, P. levis, and P. yuccae are presented, of which P. agaves is a synonym of P. opuntiae, and P. yuccae is a synonym of P. djamor. This latter and P levis are close species of P. opuntiae. The traditional uses of P opuntiae and P. djamor as food and remedy for several health problems, and also to get a traditional alcoholic drink from the Agave, are also considered.
Marcelo Camacho; Gaston Guzman; Laura Guzman-Davalos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of medicinal mushrooms     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1521-9437     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Med Mushrooms     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886202     Medline TA:  Int J Med Mushrooms     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.
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