**GANODERMA - REISHI: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses, Dosage, Warnings?** Common name: . reishi Botanical Name: Ganoderma lucidum, family ganodermatacées. English name: reishi . Chinese Names: Ling Chih , Ling Zhi. Japanese names: reishi , Mannentake . Parts used: traditionally, the flesh of the mushroom is used, but some ... say, the filaments from spore germination, a part that costs less but, as the pharmacist Jean-Yves Dionne, is far from the therapeutic power of the flesh.