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CHINA-TIBET-CHINESE CATERPILLAR FUNGUS (CN)

CHINA-TIBET-CHINESE CATERPILLAR FUNGUS (CN)

(120614) -- LHASA, June 14, 2012 (Xinhua) -- A farmer presents caterpillar fungus in Naqu County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 31, 2012. The caterpillar fungus grows on the remote, humid mountain slopes on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. It is usually harvested in May and June. The rare fungus' Chinese name - dongchongxiacao - literally means winter worm, summer herb. Ground into a powder, the fungus is a valuable ingredient in traditional medicines and is believed to boost the immune system. A kilogram of the dried caterpillar fungi costs roughly 120,000 yuan (18,840 U.S. dollars) at present. However, the price might raise after this year's harvest due to the reduced collection. (Xinhua/Chogo) (ly)
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June 14, 2012
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