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Question 1: This gives rise to its alternate ________ of bamboo fungus or bamboo pith, and its Chinese name zhu sheng (竹笙, pinyin: zhúshēng) or zhu sun (竹荪; pinyin: zhúsūn).
Common nameGenusNomenclatureBiological classification

Question 2: Its specific epithet is the ________ adjective indūsǐātus "wearing an undergarment".
Vulgar LatinLatinRoman EmpireOld Latin

Question 3: [6] It was previously reserved for special occasions, one such being a banquet for ________ on his visit to China to reestablish diplomatic relations in the early 1970s.
Richard NixonJohn Foster DullesHenry KissingerGeorge Marshall

Question 4: [3] Their method of reproduction is different from many mushrooms, which use the air to spread their ________.
SporeFernCell wallPlant

Question 5: According to an article in the International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, the smell of this fungus when fresh can trigger spontaneous ________ in human females.
EjaculationMasturbationSexual intercourseOrgasm

Question 6: [1] The former generic name is derived from the ________ words diktu- "net", and pherein "to bear", hence "bearing a net".
Ancient GreekAttic GreekAeolic GreekDoric Greek

Question 7: Stinkhorns instead produce a sticky spore mass on their tip which has a sharp, sickly-sweet odor of carrion to attract ________, and flies.
Honey beeCattleEsoxBee

Question 8: Phallus indusiatus, commonly called in English long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn, or veiled lady, is a stinkhorn ________ which grows in bamboo thickets in China.

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