Ganoderma multipileum

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Ganoderma multipileum
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Scientific classification
G. multipileum
Binomial name
Ganoderma multipileum
Ding Hou
Ganoderma multipileum
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Mycological characteristics
pores on hymenium
cap is offset or indistinct
hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable
stipe is bare or lacks a stipe
spore print is brown
ecology is saprotrophic or parasitic
edibility: edible

Ganoderma multipileum, commonly known as lingzhi or chizhi, is a species of polypore mushroom found in tropical Asia. It has been used as a medicinal mushroom for over 2000 years. Formerly known as Ganoderma lucidum, phylogenetic analyses published in 2009 revealed that G. lucidum is primarily a European species, and that the name has been incorrectly applied to Oriental collections.[1]


  1. ^ Wang DM, Wu SH, Su CH, Peng JT, Shih YH, Chen LC (2009). "Ganoderma multipileum, the correct name for G. lucidum in tropical Asia". Botanical Studies. 50 (4): 451–58.

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