Poisonous mushroom Cordyceps Chinese – a fungus native to China, where it continues to grow until now. Its almost not in our latitudes, because he prefers to grow in the mountains, even in spite of the low temperatures and the oxygen content in the air. Instead, he prefers to such conditions of existence and the dry soil and sunlight. It is distributed in Yunnan, Qinghai and some others.
Cordyceps is very much appreciated, because it saves many diseases, the locals often call this mushroom a gift from God. Previously, these fungi grow incredibly small, so they were healed, only members of the Emperor’s family.
Very interesting how grows and multiplies Cordyceps, because it is not like any one other fungus. At first glance, it may seem quite inconspicuous, quietly growing fungus. He looks more than typical – about 8 cm in height, slightly curved, with a pleasant taste and smell.
But as soon as the fungus feels close crawls the caterpillar, he throws her aside their disputes, which are firmly glued to the body of the insect. Caterpillar thus feels nothing and does not suspect that her body penetrates the fungus. But this is only until that time, until it buries itself in the ground at the time of hibernation. At this time, the fungus begins to grow in her body, sucking the juice out of her life and her killing. In the summer this place there is a new Cordyceps, the mycelium of which is in the body of the caterpillar under the earth.