Volume 19 Part 1 Article 116
Title: The Cultivation of Ganoderma leucocontextum in Tibet
Author: Weiping Xiong
Ganoderma leucocontextum, a new species in the G. lucidum complex, was recently described following molecular characterisation. The fruiting bodies were subsequently found to contain 16 new lanostane triterpenes, ganoleucoins, together with 10 known tripterpenes. G. leucocontextum is now a commercially important species. In this paper we describe a method for its cost effective cultivation in relatively low cost polythene-covered greenhouses in Lhasa, Tibet.