Lingzhi mushroom:Other Identified Common Species:(12).Ganoderma resinaceum.

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The article gives records of the herb other identified common species of Lingzhi mushroom,(12).Ganoderma resinaceum, its English name, Latin name, property and flavor, with a detailed introduction to the botanical features of these other identified common 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 Common Species of Lingzhi mushroom:(12).Ganoderma resinaceum.

 Except the species which defined by Common herbal classics,(1).Ganoderma lucidum(Leyss.ex Fr.)Karst.,or (2).Ganoderma sinense Zhao, Xu et Zhang. And those cultivated species of Ganoderma, (3).Ganoderma tsugae, (4).Ganoderma hainanense, (5).Ganoderma multiplicatum, (6).Ganoderma tenue, (7).Ganoderma atrum. There are some other identified wild species of the Lingzhi Mushrooms could be used, they are known commonly including species:(9).Ganoderma boninense, (10).Ganoderma calidophilum, (11).Ganoderma monglicum, (12).Ganoderma resinaceum, (13).Ganoderma valesiacum, (14).Ganoderma ahmadii, (15).Ganoderma capense, (16).Ganoderma tropicum, (17).Ganoderma duropora, (18).Ganoderma applanatum, (19).Ganoderma gibbosum, (20).Ganoderma lobatum, etc. These usable wild field species are introduced:

(12).Ganoderma resinaceum.


 Ganoderma resinaceum. Botanical description: Ganoderma resinaceum Boud is a fungus of the Ganodermataceae or Polyporaceae family and Ganoderma genus, it is commonly known as Stalk-less Ganoderma, Sessile Ganoderma, or Wu Bing LingZhi, basidiocarp (fruiting body) is annual, sessile, suberinite or ligneous. The pileus (cap) is a semicircle (semicircular) or nearly fan-shaped, imbricate, the size of the smallest pileus (cap) is 9 × 10 cm, the size of the biggest pileus (cap) is up to 26 × 35 cm, the base is up to 9 cm thick, the surface is russet (reddish-brown) to black-brown, and sometimes it has an annule of alternate olive-brown(earthy brown) and khaki, has lacquer-like luster, the base color is deep; the edge is thin, pale.

 The upper layer of the context is a light wood color, the part near the fungus tube is brown to cinnamomeous (tawny), 0.5–0.8 cm thick, annular (has ring grains); the fungus tube is 0.5–0.8 cm long, hazel (pale brown) to brown; the hole surface is hazel (pale brown) to brown; the tube orifice is orbicular, 4–5 per mm, the tube wall is thicker. Sessile or has a short and thick stalk, about 4.5 cm long, about 6 cm thick, glossy, black brown.

 The husk structure is sporiferous layer type, hazel (pale brown) to brown, compositive hyphae are clavate, the enlarged part of the top is usually 6–7.5 μm wide, and 20–25 mm long.

 The mycelial system is three-body type: generative hypha are transparent, leptodermous (thin wall), 3–4.5 μm in diameter; skeletal hyphae are hazel (pale brown) to brown, pachypleurous (thick wall) to farctate, arborizations (dendritic branching) or acicular (acerous), the skeletal hyphae are 3–5 μm in dry diameter, flagelliform colorless binding hypha is formed at the tip of branches; binding hypha is colorless, pachypleurous (thick-walled), branched, 1–2 μm in diameter.

 The basidiospores are oval (egg-shaped) or elliptic (elliptical shape), the tip is mostly truncated, double wall, the outer wall is colorless and transparent, smooth, and the inner wall has spinules, hazel (pale brown), sometimes with oil droplets, 7.3–11.8 × 5–8 μm.

 Ecological Environment: Ganoderma resinaceum Boud grows in the mountains and forest, in wild field areas, and on old trees. This species is mainly distributed in the Dongling Mountain in Hebei, Donglan in Guangxi, Simao, and YunjingHong in Yunnan, China. This species is distributed widely in Argentina, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Honduras, Jamaica, Poland, the USA (the United States of America), the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, etc.

 This species tastes sweet or tasteless, is slightly bitter, is neutral in nature, and has no poison. The main functions are to invigorate the lungs and benefit the kidney, harmonize the stomach and replenish the spleen, tranquilize the mind and strengthen the wills, tonify the positive and solid primordial, enhance immunity, inhibit cancer, good for relieving ailments of the stomach and intestines, liver, kidney, chronic bronchitis, strong essence, reduce inflammation, sedative, antibacterial, detoxifying, prompt diuresis and purify the blood, a natural regulator of the immune system with a long history.
 

 
  

 

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References:
  • 1.Introduction of Ling Zhi:Lucid Ganoderma or Ganoderma Lucidium.
  • 2.Lingzhi mushroom:Other Identified Common Species:Ganoderma resinaceum.

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