Collection location: Watershed Park, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]
Soft as marshmallows and shiny as varnished Bhudda statues-All specimens have large pores (3 per MM) which indicates them as G. oregonense.
Dehydrated and being crushed into 00 caplet pills for later medicinal use.
All specimens found today were fruiting from living and fallen(rotting) Western Hemlock(Tsuga heterophyla) trees.
Temp: mid 70’s, overcast, low precipitation.
Reference list for further reading on Reishi its medicinal use/history and other Ganoderma spp:
“Medicinal Mushrooms”- Christopher Hobbs
“Reishi Mushroom: Herb of spiritual Potency and Medical Wonder”-Terry Willard PhD.
“Healing Mushrooms”- Georges M. Halpern, MD, PhD
Journal article 2004 by Soon Gyu Hong and Hack Sung Jung
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