Zhu Mao Du, Dictyophora Indusiata, Bamboo Fungus
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Common Name: Bamboo Fungus
Chinese Name: Zhu Mao Du 竹毛肚, Zhu Sun Gai 竹荪盖
Latin Name: Dictyophora Indusiata
Other Name: Bamboo Pith, Long Net Stinkhorn, Crinoline Stinkhorn, Veiled Lady, Dictyophora Duplicata, 竹蓐、竹肉、竹菰、竹蕈
Origin: Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian, Taiwan Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
Phallus indusiatus, commonly called the bamboo fungus, bamboo pith, long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn or veiled lady, is a fungus in the family Phallaceae, or stinkhorns. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical areas, and is found in southern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia, where it grows in woodlands and gardens in rich soil and well-rotted woody material. The fruit body of the fungus is characterised by a conical to bell-shaped cap on a stalk and a delicate lacy "skirt", or indusium, that hangs from beneath the cap and reaches nearly to the ground. First described scientifically in 1798 by French botanist Étienne Pierre Ventenat, the species has often been referred to a separate genus Dictyophora along with other Phallus species featuring an indusium. P. indusiatus can be distinguished from other similar species by differences in distribution, size, color, and indusium length.
Mature fruit bodies are up to 25 cm (10 in) tall with a conical to bell-shaped cap that is 1.5–4 cm (0.6–1.6 in) wide. The cap is covered with a greenish-brown spore-containing slime, which attracts flies and other insects that eat the spores and disperse them. An edible mushroom featured as an ingredient in Chinese haute cuisine, it is used in stir-frys and chicken soups. The mushroom, grown commercially and commonly sold in Asian markets, is rich in protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber. The mushroom also contains various bioactive compounds, and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Phallus indusiatus has a recorded history of use in Chinese medicine extending back to the 7th century AD, and features in Nigerian folklore.
Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
竹荪，中药名。为鬼笔科竹荪属真菌竹荪Dictyophora indusiata(Vent.exPers.)Fisch.、短裙竹荪D. duplicata (Bosch) Fisch的子实体。
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