Panus Fr.

            The generic delineation and phylogenetic relationships between Lentinus and Panus and their accepted allies Neolentinus, Heliocybe, and Pleurotus has been controversial (Corner 1981; Pegler 1983; Redhead and Ginns 1985; Singer 1975, 1986). Corner (1981) treated Lentinus and Panus as separate genera on the basis of their hyphal system and some species were placed in Pleurotus by Singer (1975), whereas, Pegler (1983) treated Panus as a subgenus of Lentinus and included several species of Singer’s Pleurotus in Panus.