Species clarification of the prize medicinal Ganoderma mushroom “Lingzhi”

@article{Cao2012SpeciesCO,
  title={Species clarification of the prize medicinal Ganoderma mushroom “Lingzhi”},
  author={Yun Cao and Sheng Hua Wu and Yu-Cheng Dai},
  journal={Fungal Diversity},
  year={2012},
  volume={56},
  pages={49-62}
}
Abstract“Lingzhi” is a mushroom that has been renowned in China for more than 2,000 years because of its claimed medicinal properties plus its symbolic fortune. [...] Key Method All Ganoderma species that mostly resemble “Lingzhi” in phylogeny and /or morphology were included for analysis. We propose a new species G. lingzhi for “Lingzhi”, which has an East Asia distribution. The most striking characteristics which differentiate G. lingzhi from G. lucidum are the presence of melanoid bands in the context, a…Expand

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