TITLE Antrodia camphorata ("niu-chang-chih"), new combination of a medicinal fungus in Taiwan
AUTHOR Sheng-Hua Wu
Division of Botany, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Leif Ryvarden
Department of Botany, Institute of Biology, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1045, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
Tun-Tschu Chang
Division of Forest Protection, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, 53 Nan-hai Road, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
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ABSTRACT A new combination, Antrodia camphorata (M. Zang & C.H. Su) Sheng H. Wu, Ryvarden & T.T. Chang, is proposed for Ganoderma comphoratum M. Zang & C.H. Su, a name originally based on a polypore with contaminating Ganoderma spores. Antrodia cinnamomea T.T. Chang & W.N. Chou is reduced to a taxonomic synonym of A. camphorata. The species is famous and highly valued in Taiwan as a medicine, and is restricted to a Taiwanese endemic tree species, Cinnamomum kanehirai.
KEYWORD Antrodia camphorata; A. cinnamomea; Ganoderma comphoratum; Polypore; Taiwan;
ARTICLE INFO Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica, Volume 38 Number 4 October 1997, page 273-275, 3 pages
PUBLISHER Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China