... came across this giant mushroom growing on the bark of a tree in Chicago, USA. I have got a composite here so that the mushroom can be seen from different perspectives. One can get an idea about the size of this mushroom by looking at the first image in the composite, the round black object is the camera lens cap ... and at the diameter it measures 62 mm !
The first mushroom of this monsoon, right in our backyard.
Dadar, Mumbai. 27/06/2015
Gymnopilus zenkeri ( id ... thanks to FungiIndia )
Maharashtra Nature Park MNP, Mumbai. 03/08/2014
" ... found this mushroom on our trail at the Maharashtra Nature Park.... in fact, we have came across a variety of mushrooms during these times on various outings.
Perhaps their structures, shapes, colours or the sheer short life ... made them appealing !!! "
I am posting this composite with different views.