Collection location: Morton Arboretum, Lisle, DuPage Co., Illinois, USA [Click for map]
Recently, I was hiking in the Morton Arboretum, located in Illinois, US (see: http://www.mortonarb.org/), and came across a very interesting fungus. I can best describe its structure as a large, roughly 8inch x 12inch, light brown/tan, sponge-like mass, that, when pressed on, releases similarly colored “dust” in the air (presumably spores?). I have posted pictures of it on my server, and wanted to know if you would help me identify it?
Regardless, thank you for the time and consideration!
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:05 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Morton Arboretum, Illinois, US’ to ‘Morton Arboretum, Illinois, USA’
The link to your photo above is dead. If you still have the photo please upload it to this observation.
photos tend to lend a hand in the ID process. where is yours?
Like Darvin said most likely in the genus Calvatia.
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