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    08 / 24 / 2016

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    Jason Stephens


I have a couple of really large mushrooms recently discovered in my yard. I would like to know identification so I can see if it’s some sort of record size.


  • Jason Stephens Apprentice says:

    Also wanted to mention that this group of mushrooms would create a small fog of spores late at night that surrounded them. The spores would fall and create a greyish area blanketing the area around them at nearly twice the diameter of the mushroom. It was a bit surreal to view this with a flashlight. Just wanted to mention it for those that might want see what their giant polypores are up to on a dark windless night. 🙂

    January 29th, 2017 at 10:29am

  • Jason Stephens Apprentice says:

    Thank you for all the replies. I don’t think it grew much further, so it topped out at about 2′ diameter before turning brown. Now I have some alien grass that I’m trying to identify and have since posted it in the grass section. Although it’s possibly not even grass but rather a type of fungus – but it looks more like plastic or something synthetic than either of those.

    January 29th, 2017 at 10:11am

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Link to Meripilus sumstinei.

    August 26th, 2016 at 12:55pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    Yours looks like several mushroom species: _Black-staining polypore (Meripilus sumstinei). _ Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor). You should try the experts at the MUSHROOM CLUB OF GEORGIA from the link below to help with its correct ID. Best wishes!

    August 26th, 2016 at 12:03pm

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