Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body is the general name for the whole ganoderma bacteri. which form by cap and stipe ,and can be ground into powder or cut into pieces.Usually used in making ganoderma tea, cooking soup or brewing wine, etc. The cap contains rich Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides , triterpenoids and other biologically active ingredients. On the contrary, the stipe containes rarely. Generally it is not recommended for human consumption, and it is discarded when producing ganoderma products. So, the ganoderma without stipe is a better choice.