Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Giant mushrooms found in Davao
MANILA, Philippines - Three giant mushrooms were found in Davao City this week.
Eddie Rezon was surprised to see the three big mushrooms inside their compound in Silka, Matina Pangi, Davao City.
One mushroom's "umbrella" measures 15 inches across, its trunk was 3 inches, and its height was 14 inches. It is so big one can put a cellphone on top of it.
The mushrooms were at first mistaken for goats because of their width and color.
Rezon would not let people touch the mushrooms as they may be poisonous.
In 2009, a giant fungus covering 2,200 acres was found at the Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon. It is considered "the largest living organism ever found."
Prior to this, an organism with the scientific name Armillaria ostoyae covering 1,500 acres was found in 1992 in Washington state near Mt. Adams. -- Report from Elric Ayop, ABS-CBN Southern Mindanao