Green Pastures AgriVillages & Benevolent Mushrooms - Ganoderma

Benevolent Mushrooms

Green Pastures Agrihoods intentionally supports benevolent mushroom production, using the Ganoderma spp.

Ganoderma lucidum is the genus and species of choice for Green Pastures Agrihoods.

“Ganoderma is a genus of polypore mushrooms that grow on wood, and include about 80 species, many from tropical regions.Because of their extensive use in traditional Asian medicines, and their potential in bioremediation, they are a very important genus economically. Ganoderma can be differentiated from other polypores because they have a double-walled basidiospore. They are popularly referred to as shelf mushrooms or bracket fungi.” [1,]

“Ganoderma are characterized by basidiocarps that are large, perennial, woody brackets also called "conks". They are lignicolous and leathery either with or without a stem. The fruit bodies typically grow in a fan-like or hoof-like form on the trunks of living or dead trees. They have double-walled, truncate spores with yellow to brown ornamented inner layers.” [2,]