80mm diameter, very solid. I cut open a damaged one - they have gills developing. Growing in mixed Kanuka-Broadleaf-Podocarp forest with one beech tree nearby. Will go and have another look next weekend to see how they have developed.
Diametro aprox. 2.0 cm.
Shaggy ink cap toadstool in Roxburgh Gorge
A strange fungus with a woody stalk, grows solitarily in arid sandy areas. Apparently a single species occurs in the Old and New World, from Alaska to South America.
Basidiomycota /bəˌsɪdi.ɵmaɪˈkoʊtə/ is one of two large phyla that, together with the Ascomycota, constitute the subkingdom Dikarya (often referred to as the "higher fungi") within the kingdom Fungi. More specifically the Basidiomycota include these groups: mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns, bracket fungi, other polypores, jelly fungi, boletes, chanterelles, earth stars, smuts, bunts, rusts, mirror yeasts, and the human pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus. Basically, Basidiomycota are filamentous fungi composed of hyphae (except for yeasts), and reproducing sexually via the formation...