Observation 147841: Boletus L.

When: 2004-07-28

Collection location: Hassan, Karnataka, India [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available

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Giant Mushroom found near Hassan in Karnataka, India
Hassan : India | May 10, 2011 at 9:35 AM PDT
By Nina Rai

May 10, 2011:

A medical professional Dr Devadas of Hassan, in Karnataka, India was driving back to his home town from Arkalgud.

On the way he discovered a giant mushroom, which was 18 inches tall, having a girth of 20 inches.

Dr Devadas is now planning on preserving the fungus at his clinic in Hassan.

Oregon’s ‘monster mushroom’ is considered the world’s biggest living thing, popularly also known as the ‘honey mushroom.’

The outline of this giant fungus stretches 3.5 miles (5.6 kms) across, and it extends on an average of three feet (one metre) into the ground.

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Dr Devadas is seen here displaying a giant mushroom he found while he was driving up to the town from Arkalgud

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