Lingzhi mushroom:Other Identified Special Species:(35).Ganoderma fornicatum.

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The article gives records of the herb other identified special species of Lingzhi mushroom,(35).Ganoderma fornicatum,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:(35).Ganoderma fornicatum.

 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.

(35).Ganoderma fornicatum.

 Ganoderma fornicatum Fr.Pat. Botanical description: Ganoderma fornicatum (Fr.) Pat is a fungus of the Ganodermataceae or Polyporaceae family and Ganoderma genus, it is commonly known as Ganoderma fornicatum., Arciform Ganoderma, Vaulted Ganoderma, or Gong Zhuang LingZhi (means arciform Ganoderma or vaulted Ganoderma). The basidiocarp (fruiting body) is annual, petiolate, suberinite to ligneous. The pileus (cap) is slightly round or nearly reniform, 1.5–5 × 1.2–8 cm, the surface is puce (purple-brown) to bistre (dark brown), or atropurpureus (purple-black) to black, slightly glossy, with distinct annules; the edge is blunt; the context is brown, 4–8 mm thick; the fungus tube is the same color as the context (brown), length is 0.4–0.5 cm; pore surface is brown to bistre; tube orifice is slightly circular, 4–6 per mm. The prosthecae is dorsiferous, length is 1.5–3.5 cm, 0.7–1.5 cm in diameter, and is the same color as the pileus (cap), glossy.

 The husk structure is irregular sporiferous layer type, hazel (pale brown) to brown, compositive hyphae are clavate, the tip is enlarged or slightly split, usually, width is 4.0–5.5 μm, and the length is 25–35 μm.

 The mycelial system is three-body type: generative hypha is colorless and transparent, leptodermous (thin wall), 3–4 μm in diameter; skeletal hyphae are hazel (pale brown) to brown, pachypleurous (thick-walled) to farctate, have arborizations (dendritic branching), skeletal part is 3–5 μm in dry diameter; flagelliform colorless binding hypha is formed at the end tip of branches; binding hypha is colorless, pachypleurous (thick wall), ramificated, 1–2 μm in diameter.

 The basidiospores are oval (egg-shaped) or nearly elliptic, double wall, the outer wall is colorless and transparent, smooth, the inner wall has spinules, or spinules are indistinct, 8.7–10.4 × 5.2–7 μm.

 Ganoderma fornicatum Fr.Pat. Ecological Environment: Ganoderma fornicatum (Fr.) Pat grows in mountains and forests. Geographical distribution: This species is mainly distributed in China provinces Limushan Mountain, Jianfengling Mountain in Hainan province. Worldwide, it is distributed in China, Southeast Asian countries, Australia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and the famous producing area is Guyana.



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  • 1.Introduction of Ling Zhi:Lucid Ganoderma or Ganoderma Lucidium.
  • 2.Lingzhi mushroom:Other Identified Special Species:Ganoderma fornicatum.

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