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Updated on 28/09/2020


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description : It is stinkhorn (bamboo fungus). It is a basidiomycete. The spore mainly dispersed with help insect. From photo on right hand side, we can see the netted indusium under the cap.It can serve as a ladder for non-flying insects. Allow then to crawl up to the gleba, which contain spore. It can increase the chance of spore dispersal.
by NG_WaiTing (Student) at 2021-12-03 16:10:50
The common stinkhorn is considered to have a wide range if curative properties in different cultures. In China, it is used to treat tumours; In Roman Empire, it is used to increase the potency of "love potion"; while in Europe, it is used to cure disease of skin and internal organ. Even untill today, common stinkhorn is also used to make medicine for treating myoma, ovarian cyst and mastopathy. While different cultures has came up with different usage of stinkhorn, Have any scientific research done to investigate the curing ability of stinkhorn? Or it is mostly just a placebo effect?
by NG_LokYi (Student) at 2021-12-06 12:42:49


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petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , Labellum , columella , sporangium , pistil , zygosporangium