The sporophore of Lasiosphaerd fenzlli Reich, Calvatia gigantea (Batsch.ex
Pers.) Lloyd arid C lilacina (Mont. et Berk.) Lloyd, family Lycoperdaceae.
L. fenzhi: Nearly spherical, sessile, 5-20 cm in diameter; surface grey-brown,
papyraceous, usually broken and separated; sporophore yellow-brown, and
gossypine when the exoperidium peeled off. C gigantea: Spherical, larger
than the above species, base with short and small stalk; surface white
to green, composed of membranous exoperidium and thick endoperidium, green-brown
sporophore revealed after the exoperidium peeled off. C hiacina: Oblate
or calyciform, 5-12 cm in diameter, with small stalk at the base; Peridium
brown, coarsely wrinkled and curved outwards, often peeling off to reveal
pmple and gossypine sporophore. These three kinds of puff-balls are light
in weight, soft and elastic in texture, with numerous spores stored in
the sporophore, which fly out dustily when touched: The three kinds are
acrid in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to lung channel.
1. Clear away lung-heat and ease the throat: For sorethroat, cough and
aphonia due to lung-heat.
2. Stop bleeding: External use for bleeding from trauma, also for skin
ulcer and frostbite.
2. Its aqueous extract inhibits the growth of cutaneous fungi.
Decoction: 3-6g. External use: Appropriate amount.