Since the breaking news appeared on
Brushduck Xi’an Up Close that a mystery mushroom had been discovered in Xi’an, it seems that the fungus has become the must have commodity on account of its amazing medicinal properties.
Rare specimens have been illicitly traded on the streets:
And recipes to bring out the best of the elusive mycetoza’s special qualities have appeared online:
Predicting a 21st century gold rush I’m off to Shaanxi province to see if I can’t grab a few. These will be available for £199.99/kg on return, cheques to Brushduck.
Botanical types tend to get pretty excited about photographing plants and flowers that bear a fierce vaginal resemblance. Can only imagine what they made of this amazing rural Xi’an find – a remarkably shaped mushroom-like plant.
Even the village elder who is over 80 years old said he had not seen such a plant before. Poor village elder 😦
- less crowded than the bus, can catch up with a friend, can grab some chuanr
Once my friend fell down a road work hole on a Chinese university campus – only to be told by a passer-by “You’re not allowed to stand in that hole.”