Largest Fungus

Welcome to the realm of the largest fungi – Armillaria solidipes.

Fungi, are often overshadowed in the world of biology

While we celebrate their contributions in the form of wine, bread, and the breakdown of organic matter, there exists a colossal entity quietly thriving beneath our feet

Nestled within the serene expanse of the Malheur National Forest in Oregon lies a colossal network of fungal mycelium

Spanning approximately 2,200 acres, dwarfing all other living organisms in sheer biomass.

Aptly named the Humongous Fungus

This gargantuan entity comprises interconnected strands of Armillaria solidipes, formerly known as Armillaria ostoyae.

With an estimated age ranging from 2,400 to 8,650 years

Weighing between 7,567 to 35,000 tons, this titan of fungi commands reverence and awe.

Armillaria solidipes orchestrates its conquest underground through an intricate system of rhizomorphs

Thick, cord-like structures that stealthily infiltrate the roots of unsuspecting trees.

There is still so much more to discover about these amazing organisms!

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