Found a Reishi!

Weirdly shaped Reishi.Weirdly shaped Reishi.Reishi mushroom.Reishi mushroom.

Who would have thought? My wife showed me a really ugly mushroom growing on the decayed remains of stump roots about a month back, but I paid it no mind. Today, however, I came across some pictures on the internet that made me doublethink, go back to the patch she found it at, and grab some more.

Full-sized Reishi… grassy.Full-sized Reishi… grassy.

Now I’m 95% certain that I have in my possession a Ganoderma lucidum, the Reishi mushroom. The Reishi is used all over the place in traditional Chinese medicine. I’ll post more about this in an article on it in my Fungi section soon.

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