A spirited life of the Caterpillar Fungus (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) in Indian Himalayas

A caterpillar larva turns into a fungus; a fungus that cures a plethora of ailments; a fungus that is one of the most expensive natural resources of the world; a resource that emancipated many from poverty in remote mountains. The author probes deeper to answer questions about the ecology, geographic distribution, potential factors that affect availability, harvest trends, and plausible conservation implications.