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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

  Cordyceps sinensis

 

China

Several types of Cordyceps sinensis, a parasitic fungus that germinates in living organisms, often the larvae of certain moths.

 

In China, it is known as dong chong xia cao and is used in traditional medicine as a medicinal mushroom. The caterpillar fungi shown here are on display in the Hangzhou herbal museum in China.

 

  Cordyceps sinensis