Genus LentinusGENUS LENTINUS
The genus Lentinus has white spores, no annulus, and no volva. The stem is central or lateral, and the lamellae are normally toothed on their margins.
The species are leathery, fleshy, and tough ; will stand drying, and revive when moist.
Lentinus lepideus is one cause of the decay of telegraph poles, railroad ties, and bridges.