[alias] heizhi and xuanzhi.
[source] it is the fruiting body of Ganoderma sinense Zhao, Xuezhang.
[plant morphology] the pileus is corky, mostly semicircular to reniform, a few nearly circular. The length and width of large individuals can reach 20cm, general individuals are 4.7 × 4cm, and small individuals are 2 × 1.4cm. The surface of pileus is black, with lacquer like luster, ring concentric ridges and radial ridges. The flesh is rusty brown. The mouth of the tube is round, 5 per millimeter. Stipe lateral, length up to 15cm, diameter about 2cm, black, glossy. The spores are broadly ovoid, 10-12.5 × 7-8.5 um in diameter, with prominent verrucae on the inner wall.
Most of them grow on the ground near the pile of broad-leaved trees or on pine trees, or on the rotten wood of coniferous trees. Produced in Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Taiwan, Guangdong, Guangxi.
[harvest] wash away the sediment after harvest and dry in the sun.
[traits] see "plant morphology". It has special Qi and light taste.
[chemical constituents] the fruiting body and mycelium contain proteins, amino acids, sugars, coumarins, steroids and triterpenoids. The fruiting body also contains oil, wax, volatile and sublimating substances.
[flavor] it is warm in nature and slightly bitter in taste.
[functional indications] the same as Ganoderma lucidum.
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