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Medium-sized, fleshy mushroom (dark brown cap with whitish scales near margin) saprobic on fallen wood. Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) occurs in New Zealand under cultivation only. The native species is genetically similar, although distinct.

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 Lentinula edodes  
 Lentinula novae-zelandiae