Lingzhi mushroom:Other Identified Special Species:(29).Ganoderma theaecolum.

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The article gives records of the herb other identified special species of Lingzhi mushroom,(29).Ganoderma theaecolum,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:(29).Ganoderma theaecolum.

 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.

(29).Ganoderma theaecolum.


 Ganoderma theaecolum J. D. Zhao. Botanical description: Ganoderma theaecolum J. D. Zhao is a fungus of the Ganodermataceae or Polyporaceae family and Ganoderma genus, it is commonly known as Ganoderma theaecolum, Tea-stalk Ganoderma, or Cha Bing LingZhi, basidiocarp (fruiting body) is annual, sessile or shortly stipitate, suberinite to ligneous. The pileus (cap) is semicircular or nearly fan-shaped, the surface is russet (reddish-brown) to puce(purple-brown), with a strong lacquer-like luster, and sometimes luster is slightly weaker, 10–14 × 6–8 cm, thickness is 7–15 mm; the edge is the same color as pileus (cap) or is yellowish white, has indistinctive wide concentric circular grooves, smooth or blunt, the under part is infertile; the thickness of context is 4–8 mm, stratification is inconspicuous, the upper layer is pale white brown, the lower layer is hazel (pale brown) to brown; the fungus tube is 3–7 mm long, hazel (pale brown) to brown; pore surface is stained white (dirty white), faint yellow (pale yellow) or yellow; tube orifice is slightly circular or nearly corniform, 4–5 per mm.

 Ganoderma theaecolum J. D. Zhao. The husk structure is irregular sporiferous layer type, fawn color (flavotestaceous), compositive hyphae are clavate, the enlarged part of the tip is 5–7 μm wide, and length is 25–30 μm, easy to separate from context.

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

 The basidiospores are rare and exiguous, oval (egg-shaped) or the top end is truncated, double wall, the outer wall is colorless and transparent, smooth, the inner wall is fawn color (flavotestaceous), and has sparse spinules or spinules are indistinct, 7–9 × 5.2–6.2 μm.

 Ecological Environment: Ganoderma theaecolum J. D. Zhao grows in mountains and forests. Geographical distribution: This species is mainly distributed in Ying Shan of Hubei, Qiongzhong County, Linke County, Haikou City, Jianfengling of Hainan province, Nonggang of Guangxi, Xiaguang of Yunnan, Hongkong city, China.
 

 
  

 

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

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