What varieties of Reishi are?

The Ganoderma lucidum complex includes more than 23 described species. However, various studies have shown that Ganoderma species have been missidentified over decades, new molecular techniques provide the necessary tools for clarification between them.

In 2013, G. lingzhi was nominated as the fungus of the year by the Mycological Society of China. Read about the differences between Reishi species and the correct name of medicinal Lingzhi or Reishi in this articles.

Basidiocarps of Ganoderma lingzhi. a-f cultivated specimens; g-o wild specimens. Source: Cao et al, 2012.