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Rev Iberoam Micol. 2009 Jun 30;26(2):103-7. doi: 10.1016/S1130-1406(09)70019-1.

[Medicinal interest of Poria cocos (= Wolfiporia extensa)].

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  • 1Departamento de Biología Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, España.


The sclerotium of Poria cocos has been used in the Chinese pharmacopoeia during thousands of years. In this note several aspects about the biology and nomenclature of this fungus are summarized, with emphasis on its composition and therapeutic applications.

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