Green bamboo snake
(Lu Chuan Ben Cao)
Another name: Zhuyeqing and qingzhusi.
[source] it belongs to the whole family of Agkistrodon halys.
[animal morphology] Zhuyeqing
The total length is 50-80 cm. The head is triangular; the top of the head is covered with many scales, and the scales on the back are weak and ribbed. The scales of the nose are medium, separated from the small scales on the back. There are 10 scales on the upper lip, and the third scale is the largest. There is a suture line between the first upper lip scale and the nasal scale, and 12-13 scales on the lower lip. One nasal scale. There are 1-2 small scales between the nasal scales and buccal fossa. There are 2 petals between the eye and the nasal scales; the upper scales of the eye are large, narrow and long, surrounded by 10 small scales; there are 11-13 small scales between the upper scales of the left and right eyes, and a few are 9 or 14. The scales are 21 or 23-21-15 rows, with the exception of the outermost row. There are 159-171 abdominal scales, 60-74 anal scales and 60-74 infracaudal scales. The back and side are grass green; the outermost line of body scale has a distinct longitudinal white stripe, and some have a red stripe under the white stripe. The head is turquoise green, and some have a white line on the side of the head, connecting with the white line on the side of the body. The abdomen is light yellow. The tail is reddish brown or brown.
Habitat in the mountains and forests, often found in the mountain stream. It preys on frogs, rats and birds. Heavy snow to hibernate. The eggs are viviparous. It's highly toxic. Distribution in Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Taiwan, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Gansu and other places.
[nature and taste] Lu Chuan Ben Cao: "sweet and salty. "
[function indications] Lu Chuan Ben Cao: "dispel sore poison. It is used to treat malignant boils. "
[usage and dosage] external use: dip in tea oil.
Chinese PinYin : Qing Zhu She
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