The Sanghwang Mushroom, also known as Huangshan (Sang Hwang), is named for the closely related species such as Phellinus linteus, P. igniarius, P. baumi, P.robustus and P. pini, etc. This fungus belongs to the genus of Phellinus and the familia of Hymenochaetaceae. It is also known as Meshimakobu in Japan and the Sang Hwang in Korea.
These are the perennial fungi whose overlapping clusters of the following year overlap on the ones of the previous year. This fungus’ age can be sometimes up to couples of decades. The fungi usually grow in deep forests, on rugged, alpine mountains or in primary forests.
The fungi in the genus of Phellinus interest the world’s fungal scientists due to their antitumor property. According to an analysis by the research team of Dr. Chihara at the Center for Tokyo National Cancer Research in Japan in 1976, hot water extracts from Sanghwang mushroom have antitumor effect of up to 96.7%, the highest in fungal species (Chinese black mushrooms: 80.7%, Agaricus versicolor: 77.5% …).
Because planting the Phellinus mushroom is quite hard and lasts for many years, so far this fungus has been collected mainly from nature and sold with very expensive price. Vietnam is the country with many species of Phellinus growing; however, the rash of “Ancient Lingzhi” several years ago transmitted the Phellinus fungus, which made them collected infinitely and remained very restrictedly in areas of primary forest.
For years, the scientific staff of the Center for Lingzhi and Medicinal Mushroom Research have collected many species of Phellinus and kept the breed of these species. Up to the present, the center has successfully grown a fungus of Sanghwang. This is the first planting work of Sanghwang mushroom in Vietnam. The time from transplanting the breed into the bags to harvesting is 9 months.
Master Co Duc Trong – Chau Truc (Collected)
Source from SGGP