|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|
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.
- 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.