Oregon’s Monster Mushroom is World’s Biggest Living Thing
The largest living organism ever found has been discovered in an ancient American forest.
The Armillaria ostoyae, popularly known as the honey mushroom, started from a single spore too small to see without a microscope. It has been spreading its black shoestring filaments, called rhizomorphs, through the forest for an estimated 2,400 years, killing trees as it grows. It now covers 2,200 acres (880 hectares) of the Malheur National Forest, in eastern Oregon.
The outline of the giant fungus stretches 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometres) across, and it extends an average of three feet (one metre) into the ground. It covers an area as big as 1,665 football fields.
Any of you lovely fellow Oregonians wanna take a day trip?
"worlds biggest living thing"? i mean yeah if you dont count the trees next to it and maybe elephants ya know
I want to go here!
Actually leafla, what you’re seeing is just the spore-bearing part of the fungus- kind of like it’s fruit. The rest of the organism is made up of a long series of root-like appendages (the rhizomorphs). It’s the rhizomorphs that are spread out underground over several square miles- the size of an enormous forest. So it is indeed the world’s largest living organism.
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THEYRE STILL FRIENDS
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how do you set your eyebrow on fire
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