The Obsession with Harvesting Cordycep Mushrooms in the Three Rivers Source Area
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Background

Dongchong Xiacao (Chongcao for short) is a medicinal herb used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Its Latin name is Cordyceps sinensis, or in English, the Cordycep Mushroom. It is an Ascomycetes fungus closely related to the mushroom. The literary meaning of Dongchong Xiacao is “winter worm, summer grass,”…

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Zhu, Huiying and Mu, Jingliang, “The Obsession with Harvesting Cordycep Mushrooms in the Three Rivers Source Area”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-6002_crpn_C9789004156364_025>



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