Various stages of L. rhinocerotis development. (A) Culture of L. rhinocerotis mycelium on nutrified agar, also known as the “Tiger-Eyes” (2 weeks culture). (B) Mycelial cultures of L. rhinocerotis on solid medium (1 to 2 months cultures). (C) Newly formed sclerotia on the surface of culture medium (4 to 6 months culture). (D) L. rhinocerotis sclerotia, the part with medicinal value. (E) Fruiting body of L. rhinocerotis with pileus (cap) and stipe (stalk) attached to the sclerotium.