Observation 154264: Termitomyces titanicus Pegler & Piearce
When: 2002-02-28
Collection location: Mukinge, Zambia [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Photographed for A Day in the Life of Africa (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...).

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This image
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-05 11:53:13 PST (-0800)

has been propagated throughout the internet for years, often appearing as a meme in the style of those old inspirational posters (see:http://www.successories.com/...).

The photo credit was never known or acknowledged for over ten years. Once I found out where the image was taken from (not an easy task), I had a university librarian find the image and read me the caption. This is probably the first time that the photographer’s name and the image’s date and location have been made known online.

Wikipedia
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-05 11:43:27 PST (-0800)

has conflicting information on this. It claims that both T. titanicus and T. schimperi are the largest members of the genus, but the max dimensions given for T. titanicus are 1m compared to T. schimperi’s 40cm. I’m comfortable calling it T. titanicus.

Is
By: Parker V
2013-12-05 11:30:15 PST (-0800)

T. titanicus a species complex? What other Termitomyces species can get this large?

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