Diary — Lentinula novae-zelandiae / New Zealand Shitake
Lentinula novae-zelandiae / New Zealand Shitake
May 16, 2022
While true Shitake is not found naturally here in Aotearoa we have an edible relative, Lentinula novae-zelandiae. I was lucky enough to find this rare specimen on some decaying native wood in the Waitākere ranges.
I haven't been able to find any Māori references to the use or naming of this species. If you have any further information I would love to hear it!