Lingzhi mushroom:Other Identified Special Species:(23).Ganoderma flexipes.

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The article gives records of the herb other identified special species of Lingzhi mushroom,(23).Ganoderma flexipes,its English name, Latin name, property and flavor, with a detailed introduction to the botanical features of these other identified special species of Lingzhi mushroom, the growth characteristics, and ecological environment of these fungus species, the features of these fungus species, its pharmacological actions, medicinal efficacy, and administration guide.

Other Identified Special Species of Lingzhi mushroom:(23).Ganoderma flexipes.

 Except for the species which defined by Common herbal classics, and those cultivated species of Ganoderma, and other identified wild species of the Lingzhi Mushrooms commonly species. There are other identified special species not commonly used. These special wild species are introduced as:(21).Ganoderma curtisii.(22).Ganoderma daiqingshanense,(23).Ganoderma flexipes,(24).Ganoderma kunmingense,(25).Ganoderma ramosissimum,(26).Ganoderma rotundatum,(27).Ganoderma sichuanense,(28).Ganoderma submubraculum,(29).Ganoderma theaecolum,(30).Ganoderma amboineuse,(31).Ganoderma austro fujianense,(32).Ganoderma cochlear,(33).Ganoderma crebrostriatum,(34).Ganoderma dahlia,(35).Ganoderma fornicatum,(36).Ganoderma fulvellum,(37).Ganoderma guinanense,(38).Ganoderma luteomarginatum,(39).Ganoderma magniporum,(40).Ganoderma mastoporum,(41).Ganoderma mediosinense,(42).Ganoderma mirivelutinum,(43).Ganoderma ochrolaccatum,(44).Ganoderma parviungulatum,(45).Ganoderma simaoense,(46).Ganoderma tibetanum,(47).Ganoderma chenghaiense,(48).Ganoderma tsunodae,(49).Ganoderma formosanum,(50).Ganoderma multplea,(51).Ganoderma australe,(52).Ganoderma sanmingense,(53).Ganoderma annulate,(54).Ganoderma bawanglingense,(55).Ganoderma brownie,(56).Ganoderma aensiionatum,(57).Ganoderma diaoluoshanense,(58).Ganoderma limushanense,(59).Ganoderma meijjaganse,(60).Ganoderma philipii,(61).Ganoderma shangsiense,(62).Ganoderma trianglatum,(63).Ganoderma nugntum,(64).Ganoderma koningsbergii., etc.

(23).Ganoderma flexipes.

 Ganoderma flexipes Pat. Botanical description: Ganoderma flexipes Pat is a fungus of the Ganodermataceae or Polyporaceae family and Ganoderma genus, it is commonly known as Ganoderma flexipes, Curved-stalk Ganoderma, or Wanbing LingZhi. The basidiocarp (fruiting body) is annual, petiolate, suberinite. The pileus (cap) is spatulate or orbicular, 0.6–1.6 × 0.5–1.5 cm, thickness is 0.5–1.3 cm, the surface is russet (reddish-brown), has conspicuous concentric ring grooves, and a lacquer-like luster; the edge is blunt or truncated; the context is dark wood color to pale brown, lay separation is unclear, and sometimes the upper layer is of lighter color, the lower layer is darker color, thickness is 0.1–0.2 cm; the fungus tube is brown, 0.3–0.5 cm long; the pore surface is dirty white to brownish; tube orifice is orbicular, 4–5 per millimeter. The prosthecae is dorsal or dorsiferous, 3–11.5 cm long, thickness is 0.2–0.5 cm, glossy, puce (purple-brown), or atropurpureus (purple-black).

 Ganoderma flexipes Pat. The husk structure is an irregular sporiferous layer type, and compositive hyphae are clavate, the enlarged part of the tip is usually 6–7.5 μm, length is 20–30 μm, and pale brown.

 The mycelial system is three-body type: generative hypha is transparent, leptodermous (thin wall), ramificate, 4–5 μm in diameter; skeletal hyphae are fawn color (flavotestaceous), pachypleurous (thick wall) to farctate, arborizations (dendritic branching), skeletal part is 3–4 μm in dry diameter, flagelliform colorless binding hypha is formed at the end tip of branches; binding hypha is colorless, pachypleurous (thick wall), ramificate, 1.0–2.0 μm in diameter.

 The basidiospores are oval (egg-shaped), broad-ovate, or truncated at the tip, double wall, the outer wall is colorless and transparent, smooth, the inner wall is pale brown to nearly colorless, spinules are indistinct, or no spinules, 7.5–10.5 × 6.5–7.5 μm.

 Ecological Environment: Ganoderma flexipes Pat grows in mountains and forests. This species is mainly distributed in Bawangling, Haikou, Xichou county Xiaoqiaogou, Yunnan, China.



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  • 1.Introduction of Ling Zhi:Lucid Ganoderma or Ganoderma Lucidium.
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