Lentinus Fr.

Lentinus Fr. is a cosmopolitan genus with an estimated 63 species (Kirk et al. 2008) and 629 records under the name of Lentinus in the index fungorum (Index Fungorum) and species are able to survive over a wide temperature range, are abundant in boreal, temperate and tropical regions (Corner 1981; Pegler 1983; Karunarathna et al.2011).