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’
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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.