The largest fungal fruiting body

“A giant polypore, Fomitiporia ellipsoidea, was found in Hainan Island in southern China. It was 20 y old, and its estimated volume was 409 000 – 525 000 cm3 and weight was 400 – 500 kg. This is the first report of the largest fungal fruiting body both in volume and weight.” in Dai & Cui, 2011

This is an impressive mushroom, both in size and in age. I never tough that a mushroom could be 20 years old.

picture by Dr. Bao-Kai Cui can be found here

Foi encontrado um fungo “prateleira” gigante na ilha Hainan no sul da China. Os autores estimam que este corpo de frutificação tem cerca de 20 anos de idade, um volume entre 409 000 – 525 000 cm3 e um peso entre 400 – 500 kg (Dai & Cui, 2011). Esta é a primeira descrição do maior corpo de frutificação fúngico em volume e massa.

Este cogumelo é impressionante quer em tamanho quer em idade. Eu nunca pensei que um cogumelo pudesse ter 20 anos de idade.

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