These whole mushrooms vary in size slightly. They are approximately 6 - 8" across and weight 4 - 5 oz. each. Some are denser than others, look smaller but weigh more.
Botanical Name:Ganoderma lucidum
Common Names:Ling zhi, ling chi, lin zi, mushroom of immortality
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Reishi is a polypore mushroom, growing in damp, dark forests and the occasional rotting log. Modern day demand has forced its cultivation in Japan, China and the United States which is promising for the wild stands of Reishi. Our Reishi is cultivated in China on logs of Xylosma racemosum.
Uses And Preparations
You would need to decoct these whole Reishi mushrooms for up to 24 hours on low heat. They can be cut but it's hard to cut them up.