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  • Date Photo Taken

    08 / 24 / 2016

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Atlanta

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Jason Stephens

Notes:

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.

Comments

  • 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. https://postimg.org/image/jwmwf0qev/ 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. https://www.google.com/search?q=Meripilus+sumstinei+(giganteus)&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcobamu9_OAhWIRyYKHUgIBb8Q7AkIOQ&biw=1867&bih=909#imgrc=2i2vcsilvkUCvM%3A

    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! http://www.gamushroomclub.org/

    August 26th, 2016 at 12:03pm

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