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Close-up of one of the Meripili gigantei (Giant polypore or Black-staining polypore) from the picture at the right
Netherlands, Bussum, Spanderswoud, Aug. 2011

This photo was taken last evening. I passed this place one day earlier and then the fungi were not yet there!
http://www.biopix.info/photo.asp?photoid=6399&photo=meripilus-giganteus
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Aug 20 2011 14:17 GMT 2011Rob PRO
Great catch Peter:-))
Aug 20 2011 14:18 GMT sini
Great find and shot!:)
Aug 20 2011 14:26 GMT senna3
Thank you Rob.
Aug 20 2011 14:26 GMT senna3
Thank you Sini.
Aug 20 2011 14:32 GMT Ada90
WoW this is so cool.........
Aug 20 2011 14:34 GMT senna3
Thanks for the comment Hunju.
Aug 20 2011 14:34 GMT senna3
Thank you Ada.
Aug 20 2011 14:38 GMT Lalbabu
Is it some layered fungi??
Aug 20 2011 14:47 GMT senna3
Soumen at the site http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meripilus_giganteus it is said that the basidiocarps consist of numerous rosette-like flattened fan-shaped pilei; they are typically 30–80 centimetres (12–31 in) in diameter and 20–30 centimetres (7.9–12 in) high. The individual caps, up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) diameter and 1–2 centimetres (0.39–0.79 in) thick, arise from a common basal stem.
Aug 20 2011 16:14 GMT lossieloon
Super find Senna great shot
Aug 20 2011 16:49 GMT senna3
Thank you Chris.
Aug 20 2011 16:57 GMT elsje323
great find
Aug 20 2011 16:58 GMT bandsix
They must grow at a fantastic rate....great photo Peter..
Aug 20 2011 17:19 GMT senna3
Thank you Ida.
Aug 20 2011 17:19 GMT senna3
Thank you Barbara.
Aug 21 2011 03:39 GMT larrybenedict
It is my understanding that most of this type fungus is edible, but I'm not brave enough to experiment.
Aug 21 2011 06:50 GMT lynnj04
Wonderful looking but at the same time ugly looking :-))
Aug 21 2011 08:25 GMT senna3
Larry, according to my guide the young ones (like these) are edible, but very soon the flesh becomes ropy. But it would be a pitty to remove these fungi for consumption, it is such a spectacular view!
Aug 21 2011 08:43 GMT senna3
It is an unusual fungus indeed Lynn.
Aug 27 2011 20:46 GMT eliaskhalil
I love mushroom, i eat the nearly daily. Fabulous catch! Fav.
Aug 28 2011 05:21 GMT senna3
Thank you very much Elias.

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