Author: Reishi Dreams

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An intense bloom of Pycnoporus sanguineus, a r…

An intense bloom of Pycnoporus sanguineus, a reishi lookalike that has also seen traditional use as a medicine. Aboriginal Australians reportedly chewed this fungi to cure mouth ulcers and other oral disease. Extracts from this mushroom have industrial applications in dye degradation.

Ganoderma sessile

Ganoderma sessile

A forgotten reishi, picked up from a porch aft…

A forgotten reishi, picked up from a porch after abandonment many years ago. Incredible how resistant to decay these are; it’s truly a testament to the antimicrobial properties of the mushroom.

Puffballs, featuring the reishi lookalike like…

Puffballs, featuring the reishi lookalike likely of the Stereum complex

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Source: https://www.etsy.com/listing/642569186…

Source: https://www.etsy.com/listing/642569186/witchtober-original-reishi 

Found a ruyi scepter on a porcelain figure in …

Found a ruyi scepter on a porcelain figure in a thrift shop. Unexpected, but fascinating. These scepters are meant to represent good health and fortune and are modeled after the humble reishi.

An Oregon reishi nearing maturity; the varnish…

An Oregon reishi nearing maturity; the varnish is dulled by a thin layer of spore powder.