A BIG Mushroom in Bishop's Trail, Malaysia

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  1. mylo

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    Recently, I returned back to Fraser's Hill to complete 5km of jungle trekking from Hemmant to Bishop trail. Along the way, I stumbled upon a cluster of extra large mushrooms. Some of them were as big as my face! :D

    Here are three pictures I snapped recently:

    Picture 1 - BEHOLD!!!!

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    A mushroom as big as my face! Diameter around 22 cm.

    Picture 2 - Gentle Does It

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    Remember to handle with care. Like pitcher plants, these mushrooms are very fragile.
    The mushroom's stem or stalk breaks easily.

    Picture 3 - A Growing G.I.A.N.T ;)

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    Another cute mushroom but smaller in size. Diameter around 12 cm. The 'umbrella' is top part of
    a mushroom; best known as cap or pileus. Spores are located on the mushroom gills or lamellae
    (underside the cap). I LOVE fungi/mushroom - whether edible or not :)

    And here is the YouTube video, captured with my hand phone:



    Cheers & Thank You For Looking!
    mylo
     
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    Wow they are big! An area not far from where I live is well known for the "puff ball" mushrooms that appear there each summer. They look like large [soccer ball size] snowballs. I'm never lucky enough to get any photos though because the hikers find it fun to kick them and make them explode. :(
     
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    They aren't big, your hand is just small. Its like the BK commercial. Just kidding. Interesting picture, I don't think we have any mushrooms around here near that size
     

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