LE-Past Chinese Mushroom

From Wikipedia Lingzhi (mushroom) (see my comment) The word lingzhi (靈芝) was first recorded in a fu (賦; “rhapsody; prose-poem”) by the Han dynasty polymath Zhang Heng (CE 78–139). His Xijing fu (西京賦) (Western Metropolis Rhapsody) contains a description of the 104 BCE Jianzhang Palace of Emperor Wu of Han that parallels lingzhi with shijun (石菌; “rock mushroom”): “Raising huge breakers, lifting waves,…