About Grifola frondosa str. 9006-11 (GCA_001683735)
Grifola frondosa is a polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at
the base of trees, particularly oaks. The mushroom is commonly known
among English speakers as hen of the woods, hen-of-the-woods,
ram's head and sheep's head. It is typically found in late
summer to early autumn. In the United States' supplement market, as
well as in Asian grocery stores, the mushroom is known by its Japanese
name maitake (舞茸,
"). Throughout Italian American communities in the northeastern United States, it is commonly known as the signorina mushroom. G. frondosa should not be confused with Laetiporus sulphureus, another edible bracket fungus that is commonly called chicken of the woods or
". Like all polypores, the fungus becomes inedible when older, because it is then too tough to eat.
The fungus is native to China, the northeastern part of Japan and North America, and is prized in traditional Chinese and Japanese herbology as a medicinal mushroom. It is widely eaten in Japan, and its popularity in western cuisine is growing, although the mushroom has been reported to cause allergic reactions in rare cases.
Taxonomy ID 5627
Data source European Nucleotide Archive
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: