Remember the giant mushroom in my garden?
Apparently it is a Phlebopus marginatus or, something I am far more likely to remember, a Salmon Gum mushroom.
They are Australia’s largest terrestrial fungi and compared to some of the monsters reported the ones who grow in my garden are mere tiddlers, including one that was reported at 29kg (64 pounds). Hmmmm…. I might have to put in a bit of effort next year and see how big mine can get!
Similar mushrooms are found in other countries and, brace yourself people, they are edible.
Don’t worry, after regular visions of their slimy, maggot-filled aftermath there is absolutely no circumstance that will see me serving up one of them for dinner. Bleh.
Anyway, my post last week ended with me expecting that any more swelling might explode it, and a chance of rain.
See below for the accuracy of my forecast. 😀